|Saab and DigitalGlobe Announce Vricon Joint Venture to Create the Globe in 3D|
Vricon will create high resolution elevation products and accurate, immersive 3D products with unmatched coverage and delivery timelines
Vricon combines Saab’s unique 3D technology and know-how with DigitalGlobe’s unrivaled archive, which contains billions of square kilometers of the world’s highest quality commercial satellite imagery. Together the Vricon joint venture will establish high scale production capabilities that will make highly accurate photo-realistic 3D products and elevation data of the earth, accessible via its unique visualization platform and standard based data formats.
Vricon serves the entire professional geospatial market, with an initial focus on defense, security, and infrastructure. Vricon’s technology enables imagery content to accurately represent all visible objects on the earth in 3D, and its products provide customers with unmatched value and utility, superior coverage relative to aerial-derived elevation models, and superior fidelity and availability relative to other satellite-derived models.
“Our customers will benefit from global access to geospatial data of
unprecedented quality. It is a win-win situation with long-term value
creation for both parent companies, which will give us a market position
ahead of competition,” said
“By combining DigitalGlobe’s unrivaled imagery archive with Saab’s
leading edge technology, we will deliver the globe in 3D at a scale
never before possible,” said
“The establishment of Vricon is another great example of Saab’s ability
to leverage innovation and transform it into business value,” said Dan
Jangblad, Head of
Vricon serves the global professional geospatial market with
world-leading 3D geodata and 3D visualization solutions. Vricon is
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