USGS acquires high-resolution aerial imagery from AirPhotoUSA

USGS acquires high-resolution aerial imagery from AirPhotoUSA

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Phoenix, USA, 5 February 2007 – AirPhotoUSA, a DigitalGlobe company, and a provider of aerial information solutions, announced that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has purchased AirPhotoUSA high-resolution aerial photography.

This is the fourth USGS contract awarded to AirPhotoUSA for off-the-shelf aerial imagery and covers 16 urban areas totaling more than 40,000 square miles. The images will be distributed to Federal Civil agencies and State and Local governments. AirPhotoUSA supplies orthophotography according to USGS’s strict standards of resolution and accuracy.

“High-resolution imagery is a vital resource for agencies involved in domestic security and emergency response,” said Marc Tremblay, Vice President and General Manager of DigitalGlobe’s commercial business unit. “Emergency responders and security personnel require the most up-to-date and accurate data available for their areas of interest, and we are proud to be selected to serve them.”

– About AirPhotoUSA
AirPhotoUSA maintains the largest high-resolution, seamless aerial inventory for U.S. metro regions. In 2006 AirPhotoUSA began an unprecedented effort to acquire and maintain current, nationwide aerial imagery at one-foot pixel resolution, the highest resolution, seamless, off-the-shelf product commercially available. More information can be found at www.airphotousa.com.