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DigitalGlobe acquires crowdsourcing company Tomnod

US: DigitalGlobe has acquired crowdsourcing company Tomnod for an undisclosed sum. Tomnod has been at the forefront of innovation in the growing field of crowdsourcing of earth observation imagery analysis, combining their unique and novel algorithms with deep GIS and imagery knowledge, a DigitalGlobe press release stated. The company also stated that the five-person Tomrod team will now be incorporated into its Longmont headquarters. DigitalGlobe will continue offering Tomnod’s rapid information capture and validation services directly to customers. Also, DigitalGlobe”s in-house analytics team will increasingly use information gathered by Tomnod as a key data source, “enabling them to provide more accurate insight and analysis to our customers faster,” the company stated.

Source: DigitalGlobe Blog