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DigitalGlobe Launches Global Basemap Subscription Service

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Available Today, Service Gives Customers Immediate Online Review and Download From World’s Largest, Consistently Refreshed Image Library

LONGMONT, CO – July 12, 2011 – DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, debuted its Global Basemap subscription service at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego. Based on the company’s comprehensive and constantly refreshed ImageLibrary, and powered by its Cloud Services platform, Global Basemap gives customers fast and easy online access to existing and newly collected imagery so that they have the visual information needed to make critical decisions. The service is being demonstrated during the week-long conference in DigitalGlobe’s booth, #1901.

With Global Basemap, DigitalGlobe continues to close the gap between the time that an image is collected and processed and the time that a government or business can use it to make more informed decisions. Thanks to the company’s expansive commercial satellite constellation, ground station network and superior technical infrastructure, images can be made available to Global Basemap customers on-demand.

“Our goal was to create a service from which customers can get the relevant imagery they need, where, when and how they need it,” said John Oechsle, DigitalGlobe’s executive vice president, strategy and product. “Continuous advances in our technology infrastructure in space and on the ground allow us to deliver highly accurate imagery as it becomes available, a benefit our customers not only appreciate, but increasingly demand.”

The company also announced today that Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), the world’s fourth largest crude oil producer and an existing DigitalGlobe customer, has signed with the company to now use Global Basemap to monitor and manage its business across Mexico. PEMEX’s highly complex operations, which support every stage of oil production, include nearly 60,000 kilometers of pipeline, seven refineries, 77 storage facilities and 15 gas processing plants. See “PEMEX Signs with DigitalGlobe for Global Basemap” at

Oechsle added that Global Basemap is ideally suited for a range of imagery applications. “This service delivers the clear and accurate visual perspective that helps customers visualize a specific environment, plan projects and events and produce accurate measurements. It is fast becoming an essential tool for our government and corporate customers worldwide.”

Global Basemap includes imagery sourced from DigitalGlobe’s own high-resolution satellite constellation and aerial network as well as additional third party low-resolution sources. It leverages the company’s ImageLibrary, which today includes approximately 1.5 billion square kilometers of imagery and is three times the size of other available high-resolution, commercial image libraries.

Global Basemap is available now via an annual or multi-year subscription, with variable pricing based on regions, scope and timeframe.

About DigitalGlobe
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than one billion square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications. For more information, visit

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3 Responses to DigitalGlobe Launches Global Basemap Subscription Service

Iznogud says: November 16, 2012 at 12:49 am

- Ivy, thanks so much for the comemnt. I grew up in a family with four kids so I know what you mean about being busy and not having time or funds for international travel. We only went on small trips as kids really close to our home and never on planes but none of us feel like we missed out. I am excited to travel with my mom, sister, and niece though. It’ll be a wonderful trip. Thanks again!

Syed says: September 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I love the screen, coapmred to the others. That is the most compelling feathure. The Mapsource info was more detailed than I expected. Tracked correctly on an old Georgia logging road I hunt from. I didn’t expect it to be there. I did find some signal loss in deep woods though, the Lorance seems to have a better antenna if that is a problem for you. My dropouts were more momentary than extended though.Battery life was as advertised about 12 hrs, bonus that’s using ONLY 2 AA batteries. I used the light on screen as little as possible though.Has all the features most could want. My understanding is WAAS is very limited at this time, DOD will shoot some more birds up in the future, but don’t count on it for now. I used this in FLA, GA, Wash state, Lower Alberta and BC provinces and was satisfied overall w/ basemaps and reception but never got WAAS. P.S. I would not trust basemap to navigate by (e.g. boat in fog). Resolution not enuf; happily it erred in my favor, said I was on land long before I could hit the rocks. Have to buy addin Topo USA (Canada) maps. Mapping/topo gps is wonderful, coapmred to nonmapping. I used the grids to find a draw that deer would likely use.Interestingly, Garmin calls this a maritime unit, but depending what maps you download, it’s not an issue if you are a landlubber. I downloaded a four county region near Tampa, and much of N. Georgia to the unit before running out of memory. I wanted to do Tenn. and NC appalacian Mtns, but not enuf room.The floating part and general light weight is great feature. I think it is easier than some competitors.Be sure to go to Garmin website and download: Firmware upgrade, Maritime map database (if u use downloadable maps, it can wipe out the base maritime maps, but u can upload again w/ this file) and finally, if u buy topousa or other set, get any updates there too.

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