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DigitalGlobe Provides Superior Precision Aerial Imagery For The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

(2 April 2012) DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced their agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide statewide Precision Aerial imagery that exceeds the requirements of the Massachusetts state Geographic Information System (MassGIS) Department.

In order to improve response time and preparedness for natural disasters and to enhance information about state geography, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency will use DigitalGlobe’s Precision Aerial imagery to create superior baseline maps at a lower cost and higher resolution.

“DigitalGlobe’s aerial imagery can be shared across any state agency under this agreement, enhancing its value to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Rafay Khan, senior vice president at DigitalGlobe. “Using this model, these images can offer the flexibility to benefit any state government for land management, disaster relief, and zoning and elevation data.”

DigitalGlobe’s Precision Aerial product offers complete leaf-off coverage, meaning that before the spring leaves arrive, the imagery displays a clear view of buildings, new developments and transportation routes. This off-the-shelf product delivers the most recent imagery with a faster turnaround rate and delivery. These features make procurement easier within the state, speeding the procurement process and lowering the overall cost.

About DigitalGlobe Precision Aerial Imagery The Precision Aerial product has a 30 cm resolution and 60 cm color infrared aerial mosaics with seamless coverage in the U.S. and Western Europe. Complete coverage of the U.S. will be mapped by June 2012, with additional refreshed coverage over the next few years. It integrates directly into any GIS workflow to provide application-ready imagery with high-resolution and best-in-class accuracy levels. With current, relevant, and broad coverage, Precision Aerial imagery becomes the one-stop-shop for any government agency or enterprise looking to tackle tough issues, from land use and zoning, to transportation and the environment.

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 two 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.

(source: DigitalGlobe)