January 03, 2008

DigitalGlobe Worldview-1 Imagery - open for business

Today, DigitalGlobe has announced the General Availability of Worldview-1 Imagery - From the Longmont-based company, The general availability of WorldView-1 imagery marks the final milestone for the satellite which launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on September 18, 2007, delivered its first sample set of high-resolution images on October 15 and began supplying imagery to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) on November 26. WorldView-1, with its superior increase in capability and capacity, and QuickBird, DigitalGlobe’s other high-resolution satellite, together operate as the world’s highest-resolution commercial satellite constellation. The two satellites are collecting up to 900,000 square kilometers of new imagery per day, an unprecedented level that will enable faster turn-around on collection and rapid updating of DigitalGlobe’s ImageLibrary. Users can search DigitalGlobe’s ImageLibrary: http://browse.digitalglobe.com/imagefinder/.

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