Longmont, US: DigitalGlobe announced a cooperation with German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German company 3D RealityMaps to provide a new range of high quality 3D data products.
3D RealityMaps will use the data, captured on an ongoing basis by DigitalGlobe’s fleet of earth imaging satellites and processed into 3D data by DLR, to create high-definition 3D maps of large-scale natural landmarks and other major tourist destinations worldwide. The maps are accessed and navigated using the company’s 3D navigation software.
“This is a perfect example of the new and innovative ways our customers are using DigitalGlobe imaging and insight to solve real-world challenges, deliver value to their customers and fuel growth,” said John Oechsle, Executive Vice President of strategy and product at DigitalGlobe.
As a first demonstration of their leading-edge combined capabilities, the joint group created one of the most detailed and accurate 3D maps of Mt. Everest and the surrounding Himalayan mountain region ever achieved. One can experience ‘3D Everest’ at www.everest3D.de. It is now being used by support personnel to track a 12-climber expedition, sponsored by climbing enthusiast and expedition management company Peak Freaks. The climbers set out to summit Mt. Everest in late March. The climbers are expected to reach the top of the world’s tallest mountain, standing at 8,848 meters or 29,000 feet above sea level, sometime in the next 10 to 15 days.