September 25, 2008
DigitalGlobe Announces Extension of Google Content Agreement
LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalGlobe, a leading global content provider of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products, today announced that it has extended its service agreement with Google to provide high-resolution satellite imagery for Google Maps and Google Earth. The new multi-year, non-exclusive content agreement continues DigitalGlobe's relationship as one of Google's leading providers of global high-resolution satellite imagery, with ongoing commitments for imagery on Google's current and future imagery platforms.
The signing of this agreement marks the continuation of Google and DigitalGlobe's relationship to pioneer wider accessibility of global imagery started back in 2002.
"Our relationship with Google has provided DigitalGlobe with the ideal showcase for advanced earth imagery," said Marc Tremblay, Senior Vice President and General Manager of DigitalGlobe's Commercial Business. "As businesses and consumers become more location aware in their day-to-day activities we are seeing increasing demand for imagery to become embedded in many online mapping and mobile applications. DigitalGlobe is uniquely positioned to satisfy this increasing demand from its own sub-meter satellite constellation, with QuickBird and WorldView-1 fully on orbit (with WorldView-2 launching next year), together with our unsurpassed ImageLibrary, containing over 460 million sq km2 of accurate, highly detailed imagery."
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. About DigitalGlobe
Longmont, Colo,-based DigitalGlobe (http://www.digitalglobe.com/) is a leading global content provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation and aerial network, our imagery solutions deliver real world perspective to governments, businesses, technology developers and humanitarian associations worldwide. The company's imagery solutions consist of one of the world's largest image libraries, growing at a rate of up to 1 million square kilometers per day and distributed and accessed through online search and retrieval, production ready image layers, development tool-kits for internet enabled applications and devices, and software solutions for integration with GIS products and services. DigitalGlobe currently operates the highest-resolution commercial satellite constellation with QuickBird and the first of two next-generation satellites, WorldView-1. The company plans to launch its second next-generation satellite, WorldView-2 in mid-2009.
DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe. Google, Google Maps and Google Earth are trademarks of Google Inc.
CONTACT: Andrea Krull of Racepoint Group, +1-781-487-4639,[email protected], for DigitalGlobe
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