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DigitalGlobe
DigitalGlobe corporate logo
Type Private
Founded 1992
Headquarters Flag of United States Longmont, CO USA
Website www.digitalglobe.com

DigitalGlobe, of Longmont, Colorado, USA, is a privately held commercial vendor of space imagery and geospatial content, and operator of civilian remote sensing spacecraft. The company offers the world's highest resolution commercial satellite imagery and maintains the most current and accurate content library.[1] Image File history File links DigitalGlobeLogo. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Longmont is a city located in Boulder County, Colorado. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... The City of Longmont is a home rule municipality located in Boulder County and Weld County, Colorado, United States. ... Synthetic aperture radar image of Death Valley colored using polarimetry In the broadest sense, remote sensing is the measurement or acquisition of information of an object or phenomenon, by a recording device that is not in physical or intimate contact with the object. ... Satellite imagery consists of photographs of Earth or other planets made from artificial satellites. ...


The company was founded in 1992, as WorldView, with a license from the United States Department of Commerce to build a commercial remote sensing satellite. In 1995, the company became EarthWatch Incorporated, merging WorldView with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.'s commercial remote sensing operations.[2] In September 2001, EarthWatch became DigitalGlobe.[3] The United States Department of Commerce is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. ... Earth observation satellites are satellites specifically designed to observe Earth from orbit, similar to reconnaissance satellites but intended for non-military uses such as environmental monitoring, meteorology, map making etc. ... Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. ...


QuickBird, launched on October 18, 2001,[2] is DigitalGlobe's primary satellite, which was built in partnership with Ball Aerospace and Orbital Sciences. DigitalGlobe plans to launch its next generation of satellites, with WorldView I scheduled for launch in 2007 and WorldView II in late 2008.[4] DigitalGlobe has partnered with Boeing for launch of the WorldView satellites on Delta II.[5] QuickBird is a high-resolution commercial earth observation satellite, owned by DigitalGlobe, that was launched in 2001. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC, though commonly abbreviated as Orbital) is a Dulles, Virginia company which specializes in satellite launch and manufacture. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is an aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... A Delta II rocket launches from Cape Canaveral carrying a GPS satellite The Boeing IDS Delta II family of launch vehicles has been in service since 1989. ...


DigitalGlobe’s customers range from urban planners, to the U.S. federal agencies, including NASA[3] and the United States Department of Defense's National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).[6] As well, much of Google Earth and Google Maps high resolution-imagery is provided by DigitalGlobe,[7] as is imagery used in Microsoft's TerraServer.[8] DigitalGlobe's main competitors are GeoEye (formerly Orbimage and Space Imaging) and Spot Image. The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1789 by a constitutional convention, sets down the basic framework of American government in its seven articles. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States Government, responsible for that nations public space program. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated as DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a federal agency of the United States Government whose primary function is collection, analysis, and distribution of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security. ... Google Earth is a free-of-charge, downloadable virtual globe program. ... Screenshot of Google Maps showing a route from Toronto to Ottawa on the 400-Series highways. ... Microsoft is one of few companies engaging itself in the console wars Where they are up against sony, nintendo, and of course sharps new console which may cause a threat. ... Terraserver refers to one of two databases for viewing geospatial imagery: TerraServer-USA, which hosts public domain United States Geological Survey aerial images on Microsoft servers Terraserver. ... GeoEye is a space imaging firm based in Dulles, Virginia. ... Spot Image is a French operator of remote-sensing spacecraft and commercial vendor of space imagery. ...


See also

QuickBird is a high-resolution commercial earth observation satellite, owned by DigitalGlobe, that was launched in 2001. ...

References

  1. ^ Digital Globe - FAQ. Retrieved on 2006-04-19.
  2. ^ a b Digital Globe - History. Retrieved on 2006-04-19.
  3. ^ a b Scientific Data Purchase. NASA. Retrieved on 2006-04-19.
  4. ^ Digital Globe - Imaging Systems. Retrieved on 2006-09-02.
  5. ^ Boeing Selected to Co-Develop and Launch Next DigitalGlobe Imaging Satellite. Boeing. Retrieved on 2006-04-19.
  6. ^ National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Awards $12 Million ClearView Contract to DigitalGlobe (2006, March 16).
  7. ^ Hafner, Katie and Saritha Rai. "Governments Tremble at Google's Bird's-Eye View", The New York Times, 2005, December 20.
  8. ^ TerraServer.com - Image Providers. Retrieved on 2006-04-19.

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External link

  • Company home page

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DigitalGlobe has a U.S. government license to build and operate a satellite capable of discerning objects half that size, but is leaning toward the coarser resolution because the satellite then would be able to image wider swaths of territory with each orbital pass, Satterlee said.
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