US: DigitalGlobe has announced the launch of its new product, SecureWatch, optimized for International Defense and Intelligence customers. SecureWatch is a web-based subscription service that gives intelligence agencies and defense organizations access to DigitalGlobe’s industry-leading 7 billion sq. km. imagery library and millions of square kilometers of daily image collections.
SecureWatch capabilities are designed with the flexibility to evolve to meet a growing market demand for a single platform that fuses multi-source geospatial intelligence content including satellite imagery at various resolutions and refresh intervals, geographic information system layers, tactically significant news stories, timely social media posts, real-time transportation data, and more.
“Our customers have a demanding job, and they deserve the best information available to face threats across both maritime and terrestrial borders from terrorism, humanitarian crisis, and natural disasters,” said Dan Jablonsky, DigitalGlobe Senior Vice President of International Defense and Intelligence. “With SecureWatch, our customers will now have 24/7 access to tap into and download the latest available satellite imagery, so they can focus on mission success.”
Images from the complete constellation of DigitalGlobe Earth observation satellites, including WorldView-4 (30 cm), WorldView-3 (30 cm), WorldView-2 (46 cm), GeoEye-1 (40 cm), WorldView-1 (50 cm) and legacy satellites, are available through SecureWatch. Customers can view imagery anywhere on the globe at high resolution, simply using a web browser. Subscribers can also stream images to preferred image exploitation software such as Esri ArcGIS and Textron RemoteView, or they can download for use in offline workflows.
“Most imagery services limit customers to specific geographic areas, or only provide imagery at degraded resolutions. SecureWatch uniquely leverages the power of cloud computing and the world’s best constellation of satellite imaging assets,” said John Cartwright, DigitalGlobe Vice President of International Defense and Intelligence Product Strategy. “This combination of technologies provides our mission partners with authoritative intelligence by enabling them to visualize any location in the world as it looked two days ago or years ago, and at 30 cm resolution, the sharpest imagery commercially available.”
In addition to accessing imagery, the tools included with a subscription to SecureWatch enable a wide variety of intelligence workflows to give users confidence when making the decisions that matter most. With just a web browser and Internet access, users can accurately measure coordinates, create annotated image graphics for reports and briefings, produce videos that show how areas have changed over time, and remotely view imagery from a smartphone or tablet when working in the field.
“We believe that these new capabilities will make the power of commercial satellite imagery accessible to many more stakeholders in the production and consumption of intelligence,” said Dan Jablonsky. “When our mission partners work with SecureWatch, they will find they are more empowered than ever to solve and communicate the challenges we face on our complex and changing planet.”