DigitalGlobe Offers Civil Government Customers Imagery Package
DigitalGlobe, a Longmont, Colo.-based satellite imagery firm, is making available to non-military government customers a new color imagery product, as well as a subscription program and a civil government license. The product specifications, pricing and licensing are all tailored to U.S. civil government requirements and standard operational procedures.
DigitalGlobe’s subscription program offers civil government customers discounts in obtaining regular imagery updates over their area of interest. The license enables customers to share data among all levels and departments of government, as well as private entities involved in government projects. This allows organizations to combine budgets to purchase and share the product, the company said.
Separately, DigitalGlobe announced that the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is using QuickBird satellite imagery for a number of mapping applications supporting emergency response services, economic development, and community outreach efforts. The DNR uses the imagery to fulfill two different contracts: one serving Fairbanks and North Pole area, funded by the National Fire Plan, and the another serving 15 other communities in the Tanana Valley. The DNR program is funded by a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) grant awarded to Alaska.