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Digitalglobe provides precision aerial imagery to MassGIS

Longmont, US: DigitalGlobe partnered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide state-wide precision aerial imagery that exceeds the requirements of the Massachusetts state Geographic Information System (MassGIS) Department.

In order to improve response time and preparedness for natural disasters and to enhance information about state geography, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency will use DigitalGlobe’s precision aerial imagery to create superior baseline maps at a lower cost and higher resolution.

Through a press release, Rafay Khan, Senior Vice President at DigitalGlobe, stated, “DigitalGlobe’s aerial imagery can be shared across any state agency under this agreement, enhancing its value to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Using this model, these images can offer the flexibility to benefit any state government for land management, disaster relief, and zoning and elevation data.”

DigitalGlobe’s precision aerial product offers complete leaf-off coverage, meaning that before the spring leaves arrive, the imagery displays a clear view of buildings, new developments and transportation routes. This off-the-shelf product delivers the most recent imagery with a faster turnaround rate and delivery. These features make procurement easier within the state, speeding the procurement process and lowering the overall cost.

Source: Market Wire