DigitalGlobe to collect images covering an area 276000 sq km of US...

DigitalGlobe to collect images covering an area 276000 sq km of US in second half of 2007

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Colorado, USA, 19 June 2007: DigitalGlobe announced its second half of 2007 aerial flight plan with the commitment to collect more than 276,000 sq km of US aerial imagery at 0.3-0.4m spatial resolution. In its flight plan during the second half of this year, more than 60 cities with populations greater than 50,000 will be covered, by leading DigitalGlobe’s total planned new aerial markets to 668,000 sq km for 2007.

Collectively, DigitalGlobe have digitally imaged 108 US cities in 2007 through its aerial collection plan. DigitalGlobe also announced that starting this year, in conjunction with its network of content partners, it will acquire urban metro areas with six-inch resolution or higher aerial images.

DigitalGlobe also announced the expansion of its aerial imagery program internationally for world’s major cities. DigitalGlobe’s geospatial content collection plan is aimed at gaining a higher collection rate with a combined collection alongwith QuickBird and Worldview I of 1,000,000 km2 of sub-meter imagery per day adding to an existing ImageLibrary of about 300 million sq km2.