DigitalGlobe is pleased to have Valtus Imagery Services provide access to our North American aerial imagery though their online spatial data store. The fully automated store, which has been operational for more than a decade, now offers DigitalGlobe aerial imagery that allows North American customers to easily access the data through Valtus’ user friendly interface.. DigitalGlobe and Valtus have had a longstanding relationship, and we look forward to participating in their ongoing success.
In addition to GIS professionals, the Precision Aerial product appeals to a diverse customer base, including movie production companies, law firms, and real estate professionals, as well as the agriculture, forestry, and oil and gas industries. The simple interface allows for easy navigation by GIS users and non-users alike.
“Our long-standing partnership with DigitalGlobe has always allowed us to access their large database of earth observation imagery for our customers through traditional ordering mechanisms,” said Tammy Peterson, Director of Partner Strategy & Support at Valtus. “We are now incredibly excited to offer DigitalGlobe’s Precision Aerial product through our online store, as our U.S. customers will have access to an improved dataset within Valtus’ existing self-serve imagery platform. Customers will be able to define their order parameters and place and receive the order within minutes.”
“We are pleased that Valtus Imagery Services has chosen to incorporate DigitalGlobe’s aerial product into their data store and impressed with the amount of content available and its ease of use,” said John Vieira, DigitalGlobe’s Senior Director of Sales for the Americas.
The platform can be accessed at https://www.valtus.ca/valtus-web-store/index.do
DigitalGlobe saw many changes in 2013, including our combination with GeoEye in February. The combination grew our constellation to five satellites, adding the capability to collect more than one billion square kilometers of imagery to our archive this year alone!
As 2013 comes to a close, we’re looking back in the archive and choosing our favorite images captured by IKONOS, QuickBird, WorldView-1, GeoEye-1 and WorldView-2. Our DigitalGlobe team members helped to narrow the image selections from trillions of pixels to 20 images. Now we’re looking to you to help us select the top image from these chosen 20.
Please join us in voting for DigitalGlobe’s third annual Top Commercial Satellite Image of the Year contest. To vote, simply go to DigitalGlobe’s Facebook page to see the Top Image Contest – 2013 Top 20 album. You can “like” as many images as you want, but only the five images with the most likes will make it to the final round. You have two weeks to vote, campaign for, and promote the images you want to see in the top five.
On December 17 we will announce the five images with the overall most “likes.” The images will be added to a new album, Top Image Contest – 2013 Top 5 album, where you can “like” your favorite image.
Want additional votes in this final round? Follow DigitalGlobe on Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ to retweet, repin, and +1 your favorite images. We will announce the winning image of 2013 in early January 2014.
We want you to be the judge, so join the conversation and vote for the Top Image of 2013!
The Faces of DigitalGlobe is a series of blog posts highlighting individuals and teams within DigitalGlobe.
This month, we are highlighting Devon Libby, Senior Corporate Imagery Services Rep and DigitalGlobe Foundation Manager. Devon grew up in Maine and worked with aerial photography at the James W. Sewall Company in his first GIS/Mapping role. In 2005 he moved to Colorado where he continued his career at Sanborn, focusing on LIDAR mapping and aerial photography. He’s been with Space Imaging/GeoEye/DigitalGlobe since October 2005, where he started in Production, then moved to Product Quality, Marketing and is currently part of the Corporate Communications team. We selected Devon as this month’s Face of DigitalGlobe because he has played integral role in helping shape our 2013 Top Image of the Year contest (launching 12/3) via Facebook.
1. What might you find yourself doing around 10 a.m. on a regular work day?
I am lucky to have such a variety of things that I do. I work with so many different people in the company that every day can be really different. I could be evaluating foundation applications, placing imagery orders, building case studies, or even providing cool images to the media.
2. What’s the most interesting use case or problem that you’ve seen DigitalGlobe solve?
There are many, but the ones using predictive analytics capabilities are fascinating to me. Water wells for Africa is a perfect example that will always resonate with me. The Foundation helped find suitable locations to place new wells for fresh water, a basic necessity that many African’s do not have, and most of us take for granted.
3. How does your current role support DigitalGlobe’s Purpose Vision and Values (PVV)?
My work in the foundation helps support our purpose of Seeing a Better World ™. By granting DigitalGlobe imagery, problems can be solved and decisions can be made in very important areas such as Health, Disaster Response/Recovery, and Environmental Issues. The Foundation is lucky to have so many great case studies under its belt to showcase this – not to mention the possibility of creating more case studies with all of the exciting work that is being done.
4. If you could add any technology/capability to DigitalGlobe’s assets, what would it be?
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites are interesting. I like the option of quicker revisit times.
5. What is your favorite restaurant in the Denver area?
Zengo, a Latin-Asian fusion restaurant in the Riverfront area. I live so close that it is both a blessing and a curse!