Victoria, Canada, September 25, 2007: DM Solutions Group (DMSG) and DigitalGlobe today announce from the FOSS4G conference in Victoria, BC, Canada, that DMSG will resell DigitalGlobe data and web services through a partnership agreement. The focus of this relationship will be delivery of data and web services to DMSG’s existing customers and users of MapServer, MapGuide, and OpenLayers technologies.
DMSG has established itself in open source web mapping technology development and provision of products and solutions around these technologies. DMSG has been delivering data products to DMSG’s customers and partners for over two years and has recently been expanding the Maps for MapServer and Maps for MapGuide product line.
DigitalGlobe will provide geospatial content by adopting an end-to-end approach for geospatial imagery, from acquiring proprietary high-resolution images through satellite and aerial network, to integrating and distributing that data through proprietary web-based search and retrieval system that makes it easy to find, purchase and download global imagery.
DMSG’s position to provide data to the MapServer and MapGuide user communities, combined with the availability of DigitalGlobe’s earth imagery and delivery services made this partnership a natural fit that will benefit the rapidly growing community of MapServer and MapGuide users, already estimated to be over 100,000 worldwide.
“The rapid adoption of open source web mapping technologies and the demand for high quality imagery have accelerated the need for this addition to our data product offerings” said Dave McIlhagga, President & CEO of DM Solutions Group. “Partnering with DigitalGlobe allows us to deliver the industry leading imagery in a seamless manner into our customer and partner solutions.”
We are confident that our partnership with DM Solutions will further expand DigitalGlobe’s reputation as the preferred imagery source for online mapping” said Marc Tremblay, General Manager and Vice-President of DigitalGlobe’s commercial business unit. “DM Solutions reputation and investment in open source web mapping matched with DigitalGlobe’s imagery will deliver higher quality and highly accurate online mapping solutions to meet the expanding market demand.”