Leading the Industry

GBDX for Sustainability Challenge: Making solar count—automatically identifying renewable energy infrastructure

The power sector is the single largest contributor to global carbon dioxide emissions, contributing over 40%. Meanwhile, one in five people around the world still lacks access to modern electricity. So, when it comes to ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all (UN Sustainable Development Goal 7)…

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GBDX for Sustainability Challenge: Monitoring the quality of urban green space, from space

The ability to experience nature is paramount to human well-being. Cities are on a mission to green their urban landscapes, especially with over half of the world’s population living in cities. Yet, local governments lack proper tools to efficiently map and assess the amount, condition, and quality of parks, gardens, and other urban green space…

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GBDX for Sustainability Challenge: Mapping every school in the world and reducing the digital divide in education

There is an increasing number of children who don’t have access to education: it is estimated that by 2030, 60 million children won’t have access to primary education (UNICEF The Estate of the World’s Children 2016). Climate change and global conflicts are only exacerbating this issue by increasing the number of children who are on the move…

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What does it take to be a Top Workplace?

DigitalGlobe is excited to be named one of the Top Workplaces in Colorado for 2018 by the Denver Post! This is our third year to be honored as a Top Workplace, in addition to 2015 and 2017—and we are proud to have received this recognition from our team members. What…

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