California: Trimble has entered into an agreement with DigitalGlobe to license its satellite imagery for offline use in Trimble Outdoors mobile apps. This will allow outdoor enthusiasts to view and store imagery on their smartphones and tablets. In addition, DigitalGlobe imagery will be available for high-resolution, large-format custom prints at MyTopo.com, a Trimble company.
DigitalGlobe will provide imagery down to a 30-centimeter resolution for the continental U.S. and 50-centimeter resolution globally, effective immediately. The 30-centimeter resolution means one pixel on the image equals 30 centimeters on the ground. “Our customers use Trimble apps in remote areas where network data coverage doesn”t exist. Armed with smartphones loaded with memory, they”re increasingly asking for map content to be stored locally on the handset for off-the-grid use. We”re excited to enable our customers to cache DigitalGlobe”s high-resolution imagery on their smartphones to address these needs,” said Mark Harrington, vice president of Trimble.