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DigitalGlobe celebrates the first anniversary of QuickBird satellite launch

DigitalGlobe, a satellite imagery company based in Colorado, has announced the one-year anniversary of its QuickBird satellite launch. The news release below highlights some of the most remarkable images from its first year in orbit.

To the GIS and mapping industry, DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite imagery enhances the ability to map new transportation networks, residential or industrial development, new construction or open space. For enterprise GIS, information extracted from images can be shared across departments, enabling planners to have access to up-to-date, accurate imagery and make decisions based on consistent data. The images can even be used to create 3D displays for visualization and analysis in a GIS.

The future of GIS and mapping will advance as more satellite imagery is offered to the marketplace, which is why it is important for your readers to have this knowledge.

World Leader in Satellite Imaging Announces Top 12 Images Captured in First
Year of Commercial Operations

This week, DigitalGlobe(tm) celebrates the one-year anniversary of its QuickBird(tm) satellite launch with the release of 12 stunning images captured during the company’s inaugural year of commercial operations. Lifted into orbit on Oct. 18, 2001, QuickBird produces the highest resolution, commercial satellite images in the world. Detail such as car windshields, individual trees, parking lot lines and building windows can be easily identified, making these images useful for a number of planning and mapping applications.