Advanced Technologies

Maximizing image availability, part 4: how content planning informs constellation scheduling

Welcome to the final installment of our “Maximizing Image Availability” blog series! In the first three posts, we’ve discussed some of the innovative ways we make sure we have the content you need: our constellation collection strategy, DigitalGlobe Atmospheric Compensation (AComp), and our advanced weather modeling capabilities. Now, we’ll show…

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Maximizing image availability, part 3: weather modeling & contingency strategies

Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed how DigitalGlobe maximizes imagery availability in your area of interest (AOI) through our comprehensive collection strategy, and by applying cutting-edge tools like DigitalGlobe Atmospheric Compensation (AComp) to new collection and image library requests alike. For part three of our Availability blog series, we’ll talk…

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The wide area DEM revolution

Stereophotogrammetry is the process of creating 3D models using two images of the same area taken from known differentiated angles, it’s the same process our eyes use to see things in 3D. Just 2 years ago, If anyone had bet me that space-borne photogrammetry could produce elevation models detailed enough…

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Maximizing image availability, part 2:
let’s clear the air – DigitalGlobe Atmospheric Compensation (AComp)

All satellite imagery is affected at some level by lightwave scattering from haze, water vapor and particulates in the atmosphere. Every optical satellite in orbit peers at Earth through the same atmosphere, and each and every satellite image collected is impacted differently because atmospheric conditions are constantly changing. Understanding and…

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