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|DigitalGlobe Secures 12-Month Contract With National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for Crisis Event Service|
LONGMONT, CO, Jun 01, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global content provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced an agreement with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for use of DigitalGlobe's Crisis Event Service (CES) for a 12-month term. CES was launched by DigitalGlobe in July of last year to provide timely and accurate pre- and post-event satellite imagery to aid in emergency planning, response and recovery.
"DigitalGlobe's industry-leading collection capacity has changed what can be done with geospatial imagery," said David Robinson, DigitalGlobe's senior director of U.S. National Security Programs. "Recent events have demonstrated the potentially life-saving benefits of rapidly available, pre- and post-event satellite imagery, and we are excited to continue to support the NGA by offering timely access to critical insight and information that aids in planning and relief efforts."
Satellite imagery has proven to be a useful decision-support tool when on-ground accessibility is difficult or dangerous. Providing fast, web-based access to pre-and post-event imagery, DigitalGlobe's CES supports emergency preparedness risk and planning analysis as well as damage assessment and recovery efforts for local, civil and federal governments, defense and homeland security, insurance and reinsurance agencies, and multinational and humanitarian agencies.
CES has proven to be a critical tool for organizations and agencies looking to better understand the extent of damage following a disaster and inform decisions for relief efforts. CES was used extensively in the aftermath of January's devastating earthquake in Haiti to assess damage and identify areas of need. The service has also been in effect during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis, providing before and after imagery that offers insight into the impact of the spill.
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. DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.
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