US: DigitalGlobe is focusing on building increased momentum across Asia Pacific region. The company has recently been awarded several major contracts and started two new partnerships in the region.
DigitalGlobe’s existing partners, Geoimage and Sinclair Knight Merz, have been instrumental in opening the local market for high resolution satellite imagery, enabling DigitalGlobe to secure major contracts in Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea, says a recent update on the company’s website. Company’s distribution footprint in Asia Pacific has grown by 200 percent over the past year, facilitated by the addition of four new resellers in Australia. The company also fostered a new relationship with a water management agency in Thailand to provide 12,000 square kilometres of high-resolution imagery collected between 2011 and 2012. The imagery will be used to build a basemap for the country with the aim to help improve community water information and provide up-to-date data for transportation development efforts. The agency will use the data to manage water effectively and accurately, and the general public will be able to access the information to locate water sources in their communities.