Maxar Technologies’ DigitalGlobe debuts EarthWatch, its cloud-based commercial product for geospatial information

DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company announced on Monday launch of its latest product, EarthWatch, a cloud-based subscription for viewing, streaming and downloading the company’s geospatial data, enabling customers to solve their challenges with ease through a single powerful interface.

With EarthWatch, commercial customers will have access to a comprehensive suite of DigitalGlobe products, including fresh satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe’s satellite constellation and seamless, curated basemaps created from the company’s geospatially accurate imagery to extract insightful information.

DigitalGlobe’s satellites image more than three million square kilometers of the Earth daily in 30 to 50 cm resolution, the highest resolution satellite imagery available commercially.

EarthWatch will evolve to support the growing needs of DigitalGlobe’s customers. In late summer 2018, EarthWatch customers will be able to submit tasking orders for DigitalGlobe’s constellation of satellites, as well as place orders for imagery stored in the company’s 100 PB imagery archive. Additional enhancements will include analytics from our Geospatial Big Data platform, GBDX, enabling customers to view imagery and extract insights using machine learning at scale through one subscription.

DigitalGlobe offers commercial high-resolution satellite imagery used by decision makers to better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the constellation, the company’s imagery solutions deliver coverage and capacity to meet customers’ demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.

Customers will be able to incorporate analytics and image analysis in their applications, empowering them to make business decisions with confidence, such as building and monetizing the most visually appealing maps; monitoring changes of assets like structures and pipelines; and proactively preparing for and managing emergency situations with the best information commercially available.

Customers have unique flexibility with EarthWatch’s subscription model to select fit-for-purpose geodata whether they need the latest image, a time series, or mosaics. Customers can access it all in one place from anywhere in the world with no concurrent user limit, while only paying for the number of gigabytes streamed and/or downloaded.

“DigitalGlobe created EarthWatch to empower customers to extract value from all the types of geospatial information we offer in one simple interface,” said Amy Minnick, DigitalGlobe senior vice president and general manager of commercial. “Industries like technology, energy, insurance, automotive and telecom, as well as civil governments, will use EarthWatch to solve their most pressing challenges with geospatial data.”


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