US: DigitalGlobe has introduced the product name 50 cm TRUE for its highest resolution satellite imagery products. The satellite images have a resolution better than 50 cm at nadir (directly overhead) and deliver minimum 5 m CE90 accuracy. Although, DigitalGlobe has been delivering true 50 cm imagery since the last five years, the new product line was created to inform customers about the quality of images, Digital Globe claims in its official blog.
Below is an example of 50 cm TRUE image of the Burj Kalifa, Dubai
And here is an example of 70 cm image of the Burj Kalifa, Dubai
In the blog, the satellite imagery provider also reiterated its claim that it is currently the only commercial provider of native 50 cm satellite imagery.Three out of the five satellites in DigitalGlobe’s constellation are capable of collecting imagery at 50 cm resolution or better, and with WorldView-3 ready to launch this summer, DigitalGlobe believes that it will be able to collect imagery down to almost 30 cm resolution.