LONGMONT,CO, and SAN DIEGO,CA-- At the annual ESRI International User Conference, DigitalGlobe today announced the release of ImageConnect: Global, the most extensive online collection of high-resolution International imagery available in the world. This new offering provides instant online access to 30.5 million sq km2 of premium imagery with in-depth coverage of 36 countries worldwide, much of which is not available through other web services or commercial portals. This new subscription service provides GIS professionals with a direct plug-in to a consistent source of accurate, high-resolution global imagery constantly updated with new images collected from DigitalGlobe's sub-meter constellation of high-resolution satellites and aerial networks.
With historical and current views from a single high-resolution source, GIS professionals gain increased confidence in the quality and accuracy of their GIS imagery based projects, allowing them to fully leverage online distributed imagery for precision mapping, government programs and infrastructure projects worldwide. ImageConnect: Global gives people who need to visualize assets and their surrounding environment the ability to integrate a constant flow of advanced imagery into any ongoing project instead of having to seek imagery providers for individual projects or manage multiple data sources and their associated technical inconsistencies and cost inefficiencies.
Demand from professionals, governments, defense, navigation and application developers for web delivery of premium, highly accurate imagery has been growing. DigitalGlobe is rising to meet this demand by increasingly making its extensive ImageLibrary, with over 400 million sq km2 of imagery, accessible via online services such as ImageConnect: Global. "Understanding land use, mapping and infrastructure development in many global markets relies upon real world perspectives only achievable through satellite imagery sources," said Marc Tremblay, senior vice president of DigitalGlobe's Commercial Business Unit. "With our strategic worldwide collection capabilities and online services we are well-suited to provide GIS users, businesses and governments with a broad set of imagery content and mapping solutions."
Subscribers to ImageConnect: Global gain better insights into their image views with extensive metadata including acquisition date, resolution, accuracy and a worldfile. In addition, users can select from a range of projections and image acquisition dates to better fit the specific needs of their projects.
The initial ImageConnect: Global offering includes 36 countries including UK, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Brazil, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Mexico, with more nations rolling out in the coming months.
For more information about ImageConnect: Global visit: www.digitalglobe.com/start/imageconnectglobal.com.
Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe (http://www.digitalglobe.com) is a leading global content provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation and aerial network, our imagery solutions deliver real world perspective to governments, businesses, technology developers and humanitarian associations worldwide. The company's imagery solutions consist of one of the world's largest image libraries, growing at a rate of up to 1 million square kilometers per day and distributed and accessed through online search and retrieval, production ready image layers, development tool-kits for internet enabled applications and devices, and software solutions for integration with GIS products and services. DigitalGlobe currently operates the highest-resolution commercial satellite constellation with QuickBird and the first of two next-generation satellites, WorldView-1. The company plans to launch its second next-generation satellite, WorldView-2 in the third quarter of 2009.
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