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
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
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.
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,
DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.
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