remote sensing

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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A Space Age View of the Past: Using Satellite Resources to Monitor Archaeological Resources around Mexico City

Archaeologists talk about the landscape as a palimpsest—a parchment only incompletely scraped clean of previous markings. A visitor to Mexico City can see this same effect—the juxtaposition of past and present—at well-known archaeological sites. For example, from the Spanish colonial Metropolitan Cathedral built near Templo Mayor, the ceremonial center of…

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Sentinel-2 data coming soon to GBDX

We’ve long heard that customers, partners and users of our Geospatial Big Data platform, GBDX, would find incredible value in the ability to access open-source content with the same enterprise-grade tools we make available to conduct geospatial analytics with commercial satellite imagery. On the heels of adding MDA’s RADARSAT-2 data…

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ENGAGE 2017: A Recap

Each year, I have the pleasure of attending DigitalGlobe’s ENGAGE events with some of our very best team members, partners and customers. This year, my ENGAGE “world tour” took me from London in late April to Hong Kong and Houston in May. Each region offered something unique and memorable, and…

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