remote sensing

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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Modernizing commercial remote sensing regulation

Space News recently published my op-ed on the subject of regulatory reform for the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry. It lays out the case for why it is time for a major rethink of how the commercial remote sensing industry is licensed and regulated—moving from a restrictive environment of “no,…

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