Imagery in DeLorme’s Earthmate series offers outdoor enthusiasts a new view of their surroundings
Longmont, Colo., June 23, 2010 – DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global content provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, and DeLorme, the innovation leader in mapping and GPS technologies, today announced an agreement under which DigitalGlobe will provide high-resolution imagery for DeLorme’s Earthmate series, including the PN-30, PN-40 and PN-60 models. Through this agreement, hikers, climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts will be able to update their DeLorme Earthmate GPS device with highly accurate imagery for real-world perspective that exists between the lines of a traditional map.
“Consumer demand for location-based services continues to grow at a rapid pace, and this growth has activated an explosion of new applications for earth imagery solutions,” said Rafay Khan, senior vice president, commercial sales, of DigitalGlobe. “Our relationship with DeLorme is another proof point of our continued commitment to delivering imagery to a range of users.”
DigitalGlobe’s imagery will be available in July 2010, in tandem with the release of DeLorme’s latest handheld GPS device, the Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator. In addition to offering premium imagery content, this GPS and satellite communication product will be the first handheld GPS navigation device capable of sending customized text messages even when the user is operating far beyond the range of cellular communications.
“The combination of DeLorme’s functionality and DigitalGlobe’s industry-leading imagery will give DeLorme’s customers the opportunity to truly explore their environment, whether they are hiking a local footpath or climbing the highest of peaks,” said Caleb Mason, vice president at DeLorme. “DigitalGlobe has led the way in bringing the value of imagery to the commercial market, and we are confident that the extensive coverage and currency of DigitalGlobe’s imagery will offer our users an experience that’s second to none.”
DigitalGlobe’s constellation of satellites and aerial network offer an industry-leading collection capacity of more than 500 million square kilometers each year – amounting to three times the earth’s landmass. Imagery will be available for the DeLorme devices on a subscription basis.
DeLorme is the longtime leader in innovative mapping and GPS solutions for both consumer and professional markets. Based in Yarmouth, ME, DeLorme offers a unique set of core competencies across the complex areas of map data creation and management, software development, and integration with GPS. The ability to develop all the critical components necessary to compete in the fast-changing navigation world provides a distinct competitive advantage. DeLorme is one of a handful of mapmakers that still own and produce their own content, and its Street Atlas USA, Topo USA, XMap, and Earthmate GPS products have introduced countless first-to-market innovations. To learn more, visit www.delorme.com.
DigitalGlobe (http://www.digitalglobe.com) is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than one billion square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications. For more information, please visit www.digitalglobe.com.
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