|Stanislaus County California Signs With DigitalGlobe for Precision Aerial Imagery|
LONGMONT, CO, Jul 05, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, said that California's Stanislaus County has contracted to use its Precision Aerial Imagery to monitor changes and manage government projects across the Central Valley county's 1,500 square mile (3,900 square kilometer) area.
DigitalGlobe's Precision Aerial product delivers the industry's first high-quality, wall-to-wall collection of 30 cm natural color (RGB) and 60 cm color infrared (CIR) aerial orthomosaics covering 10 million square kilometers (four million square miles) across the contiguous United States and Western Europe. Through an agreement with Microsoft, premium quality imagery is acquired exclusively using Microsoft's UltraCamG digital imaging technology to provide comprehensive coverage with industry leading accuracy, quality and aesthetics.
Stanislaus County GIS Manager Peou Khiek said that because DigitalGlobe's aerial imagery is both comprehensive and constantly refreshed, DigitalGlobe is the best single source for information. The company's solution also reduces the time and money his county typically spends to acquire imagery.
"We previously used multiple vendors to source our imagery, which was not only costly but took a lot of resources to manage. DigitalGlobe's product is easy to access. And because we can select the specific imagery we need, it is easier on our ever-tightening budget. Our county GIS users can now get the visual perspective to quickly see where changes have occurred, or manage projects without always having to go into the field. As our population increases and growth returns, DigitalGlobe will continue to deliver the off-the-shelf solution that simplifies the process of detecting and managing change in the long term."
Powered by the company's Cloud Service platform, Precision Aerial Imagery gives customers unlimited, fast and easy online access to all existing and newly collected imagery from the subscribed region or regions, for as long as the subscription is active. Customers can also choose to have imagery delivered on hard drives or via FTP/Web-based delivery. By giving customers multiple, flexible delivery options, DigitalGlobe helps governments and businesses make more informed decisions, tailored to the way their business operates.
DigitalGlobe's aerial coverage is expected to expand and include an additional six million square kilometers of refreshed coverage over the course of the next several years.
About DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe 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, visit www.digitalglobe.com.
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