Advanced Technologies

The growth of Metro: More metro areas, more 30cm coverage

Location information is a critical component of innovations like automation and machine learning as well as sustainable economic development and safety. Rapid population growth, refugee migrations, heightened security needs, and smart city infrastructure investments are all driving demand for current, high-resolution satellite imagery over metropolitan areas worldwide. We are working…

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Let’s clear the air: DigitalGlobe Atmospheric Compensation (AComp), part 2

Since publishing my first blog post on DigitalGlobe Atmospheric Compensation (or AComp), I’ve received a number of questions about the details of our proprietary technique. The improvement DigitalGlobe AComp makes in imagery is clear to see. What’s less obvious, however, is how we achieve a level of improvement that other…

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Uncovering hidden intelligence with multispectral imagery

Powerful cameras onboard DigitalGlobe satellites are capable of detecting a much wider spectrum of light than our human eyes can see. The images they produce make it possible for analysts to see a hidden world in which answers to key intelligence questions (KIQ’s) become more readily apparent. Background DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2…

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