Maxar Technologies recently announced that they have signed a multi-million-dollar contract extension with Esri to continue licensing data for the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World through 2023. This expanded agreement ensures continued access to Maxar imagery by the millions of ArcGIS users worldwide. The scope is also enhanced by the rights provided to empower the growing community of Esri developers focused on commercial location-based applications to integrate Maxar imagery products for the first time.
Esri recently named Maxar a 2020 Cornerstone Partner, marking their 20-year partnership of dedication to the geographic information systems (GIS) community. Maxar will continue to be Esri’s foundation imagery provider. It will supply high-resolution satellite imagery for the Living Atlas of the World, including maps, apps and data layers and population statistics of all types.
In a news release by Maxar, Dan Jablonsky, Maxar CEO was quoted as saying that they are exceptionally proud to continue its longstanding partnership with Esri, one of the many organizations whose users demand the unrivaled quality of their imagery products. He added that the investments they’re making in their next-generation WorldView Legion satellites allows them to ensure that they will be able to continue delivering these imagery products to their customers for many years to come.
Jack Dangermond, Esri Founder and President said that Esri is excited to leverage the power of Maxar’s commercial imagery as a key component of their global Living Atlas. Their offerings equip their company with exceptional quality, not only in resolution, but also in geometric accuracy. He added that while many of their GIS and mapping customers already make use of Maxar’s multi-band imagery with Esri’s powerful image processing software, this new agreement is set to be a game-changer.