It was a busy and exciting week for DigitalGlobe in San Diego at the Esri International User Conference. The week was filled with speaking engagements, panels and speakers, demonstrations, and a new imagery deal between DigitalGlobe and Esri.
For us, the conference-related events kicked off with our own Jack Hild speaking at the National Mapping Executive Forum on Saturday and then participating on the Future of Imagery panel on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Esri’s founder Jack Dangermond delivered the morning plenary session, in which he shared his GIS vision as well as announced new Esri products and services. Among the announcements was our new multi-year agreement with Esri, in which Esri licensed the rights for DigitalGlobe’s Global Basemap imagery layer to be integrated into ArcGIS Online. The agreement allows ArcGIS Online users access to an additional 100 million square kilometers of high-quality imagery that spans multiple resolutions.
Our booth featured a full spectrum of product offerings allowing visitors to see how DigitalGlobe’s high-resolution imagery products and services assisted partners’ projects. Specifically, our demonstrations highlighted:
Diplomatic Facility Support Package: CACI used this to support the evacuation of citizens by providing current information to identify intermediate staging bases and other areas used for safe haven operations.
Global Basemap: The SI Organization demonstrated ArcGIS Online implementation for the State of Virginia, showcasing Global Basemap online services and information maps derived from WorldView-2 multispectral imagery.
We also enjoyed meeting and interacting with everyone in the exhibit hall, in panels, and the various socials. Of the events, we especially enjoyed Esri‘s Imagery Social celebrating the 40th anniversary of the USGS Landsat Project.
Thanks to Esri for hosting another great Esri International User Conference and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.