Monday, July 12, 2010

DigitalGlobe Imagery Collection for Advanced Ortho Aerial Program

DigitalGlobe, a leading global content provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced the collection of the first imagery from the company's Advanced Ortho Aerial Program. Through a special agreement with Microsoft announced in October 2009, the Advanced Ortho Aerial Program will provide wall-to-wall 30 cm aerial coverage of the contiguous United States and Western Europe that DigitalGlobe has the exclusive rights to distribute beyond Bing Maps. The program's first orthophoto mosaics are of Augusta, GA, San Diego, CA and Tampa, FL, and can be viewed on DigitalGlobe's website.

"The Advanced Ortho Aerial Program enhances our ability to provide comprehensive coverage with unmatched accuracy, quality and aesthetics. With these areas available off-the-shelf through our Ortho Vision Premium -- Precision product, we offer high-quality, highly accurate imagery faster than ever," said John Oechsle, vice president of strategy and product at DigitalGlobe. "The locations we've captured today are just the beginning. We will continue to enhance our offerings to deliver comprehensive imagery solutions to our customers and strengthen our commitment to increasing the value and availability of high-resolution digital imagery."

To collect the first-ever multicontinental aerial imagery from 30 cm, DigitalGlobe and Microsoft Corp. use the UltraCamG, a large format digital aerial camera manufactured by Vexcel Imaging GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, which is based on Vexcel's UltraCam large format camera systems, the top-selling large format aerial sensors internationally.

Imagery collected through the Advanced Ortho Aerial Program will provide content for the Advanced Ortho Vision Premium -- Precision product, the highest quality product from DigitalGlobe's Advanced Ortho Series, also announced today and available for customers in Q3 2010. For more information, please visit DigitalGlobe's website.

The Advanced Ortho Aerial Program further expands DigitalGlobe's industry-leading ImageLibrary and, combined with DigitalGlobe's high-resolution satellite constellation, provides customers with more than 500 million square kilometers annually of highly current, accurate imagery that can reveal revolutionary information and insight.


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