DigitalGlobe expands Commercial Business Unit with new Boston presence

DigitalGlobe expands Commercial Business Unit with new Boston presence

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Longmont, Colorado, USA, 12 March 2007 – DigitalGlobe, provider of high resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products, has announced several strategic initiatives for its commercial business unit.

The upgraded roadmap includes a new Boston, Massachusetts commercial office, along with plans to integrate assets from the recent acquisition of GlobeXplorer and provide non-government technology sectors, such as real estate, internet portals, and location-based services quicker, easier access to the company’s digital imagery products.

“The satellite imaging industry is at an inflexion point, and the role of geospatial content is expanding beyond traditional GIS and remote sensing users,” said Jill Smith, CEO of DigitalGlobe.

“We eventually see our commercial business comprising about 50 percent of our total business. The Boston office gives us close proximity to a rich talent pool of candidates possessing extensive experience with information and content businesses and a growing commercial customer base on the east coast and internationally. This new office is also part of our transition from a satellite-centric imagery company to a leading provider of geospatial content,” Jill added.