Leading the Industry

Counting whales by satellite

When I first downloaded the very high resolution (VHR) satellite image (shown below) from the DigitalGlobe FTP server, I was thrilled by what I could see captured from 300-plus miles up: 60 gray whales in the San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California, Mexico, an area where gray whales go to…

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Imagery released for Cyclone Enawo to support mapping activities

High-resolution satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe is now open and available for the Cyclone Enawo response. One week ago, the powerful cyclone made landfall on the northern part of Madagascar. Flooding has had devastating effects and has displaced over 100,000 people. The Humanitarian OpenStreet Map Team (HOT) community is now using…

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Combining with MDA — hitting the “go fast” button for the DigitalGlobe

Last month I blogged about creating the DigitalGlobe – the smartest, most comprehensive geospatial ecosystem on the planet, featuring the highest-quality imagery and geospatial content, a world-class Geospatial Big Data platform, deep geospatial knowledge, global distribution channels, and an ever-growing repository of analytic tools. Our recent agreement to combine with…

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Why does truth matter in satellite imagery?

Last December, my 14-year-old daughter made a frantic call to her IT support person: me. “Dad,” she shouted, “I need help with my computer!” She makes these calls regularly, since (like most of us) there’s always something about technology—hardware, software, network, device interoperability—that she finds totally frustrating. “What’s the matter,…

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