DigitalGlobe is an American commercial vendor of space imagery and geospatial content, and operator of civilian remote sensing spacecraft. The company went public on the New York Stock Exchange on 14 May 2009, selling 14.7 million shares at $19.00 each to raise $279 million in capital.

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  • As of Saturday, the wildfires in Southern California have burned more than 175,000 acres, destroyed at least 790 structures and forced 200,000 people to evacuate from their homes. Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Ventura County, and state and federal agencies as well as hundreds of...

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  • Approximately three years ago, we came in contact with PSMA Australia. Though a relatively small organization, PSMA had an audacious goal: To map the entirety of Australia in tremendous detail. The PSMA team believed a highly accurate and detailed map of the entire continent’s built environment would bring immense value...

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  • DigitalGlobe’s 100-plus petabyte archive of high-resolution imagery is a rich source of information about our changing planet. But to fully explore and mine those riches, requires an efficient way to manage and analyze all the data. We set out to find a solution. Our first step to unlock the power...

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  • Since publishing my first blog post on DigitalGlobe Atmospheric Compensation (or AComp), I’ve received a number of questions about the details of our proprietary technique. The improvement DigitalGlobe AComp makes in imagery is clear to see. What’s less obvious, however, is how we achieve a level of improvement that other...

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  • Powerful cameras onboard DigitalGlobe satellites are capable of detecting a much wider spectrum of light than our human eyes can see. The images they produce make it possible for analysts to see a hidden world in which answers to key intelligence questions (KIQ’s) become more readily apparent. Background DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2...

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  • In a previous HumanGeo blog post, Denny Decastro and Kyle von Bredow described how to train a classifier to isolate mentions of specific kinds of people, places and things in free-text documents, a task known as Named Entity Recognition (NER). In general, tools such as Stanford CoreNLP can do a...

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  • Over the past 18 months, more and more of my energy industry clients have been hiring data scientists, opening innovation centers focused on machine learning, and partnering with artificial intelligence-focused startups. This is no surprise as oil patch data streams have continued to explode from multiple surface and subsurface sources:...

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  • The wildfires devastating California are some of the worst in the state’s history. In Northern California, the fire has burned more than 120,000 acres, displaced thousands of residents and resulted in at least 21 deaths. State and federal agencies as well as hundreds of emergency personnel and firefighters are working...

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  • Defense and intelligence analysts rely on a variety of information layers to develop an accurate and complete understanding of the events they study. Analysts generate reports and briefings from a confluence of map data, overhead imagery, terrain models, local news stories, social media posts and more. In principal, this multi-source...

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  • In what has been an overwhelming hurricane season, Hurricane Maria has swept across the Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm and Wednesday plowed into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm leaving most of the island without power. DigitalGlobe has mobilized resources within our company to support immediate relief...

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  • For the second time in two weeks, a powerful earthquake struck Mexico, collapsing buildings and killing hundreds. Yesterday’s 7.1-magnitude quake that struck 80 miles southeast of Mexico City was about 400 miles from the epicenter of the 8.1-magnitude quake that struck off the southern coast on September 8. DigitalGlobe has...

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  • Convenient access to recent high-resolution satellite imagery and timely location intelligence is a proven way to improve GIS analysis and enhance decision-making. Satellite imagery not only provides a visual context to better understand geography, it is also a rich source of geospatial data that can be unlocked for automated analysis...

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  • Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 175 miles an hour, has torn through the Caribbean. Now Florida is bracing for a direct hit. DigitalGlobe has mobilized resources within our company to support immediate relief efforts following the storm. As part of our Open Data Program,...

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  • When Megan Walcker, Maya Love and Corey Graham started their internships in June, they didn’t know sales or even much about DigitalGlobe. “My only sales experience was selling Girl Scout cookies,” says Megan, an accounting major at the University of Northern Colorado, who applied for an internship after seeing the...

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  • Last Friday, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm, and since then has been pounding the Texas coast and its millions of residents with record-breaking rain. Harvey is now hitting Louisiana too, and storm surge alerts are in effect along hundreds of miles of coastline. Copernicus...

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  • In our “Reflections on GEOINT 2017” blog series, we’ve explored how DigitalGlobe and our ecosystem of partners are coming together to address challenges facing the intelligence community discussed at the USGIF GEOINT 2017 Symposium. An overarching theme is that government and industry can accelerate the pace of innovation when we...

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  • Alex, an aerospace engineering major at the University of Michigan, knew that DigitalGlobe does amazing stuff—with satellites, imagery and analytics. But he didn’t realize until his interview with the Satellite Navigation Systems team that even interns—from the get-go—get to do amazing things. In week two of his internship, when he...

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  • Earlier this week, both Sierra Leone and South Asia experienced devastating disasters. In Sierra Leone, massive flooding and mudslides have killed nearly 400 people, completely destroying communities and making search and rescue efforts extremely difficult. Halfway across the world, in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, monsoon floods have displaced millions of...

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  • Now that the 2017 Tour de France is over, international cyclists have headed north—to Norway, home to islands, fjords and the Arctic Race of Norway, the northernmost multiple-stage bicycle race in the world. It all starts 68 degrees north of the Arctic Circle in Andørja, a small town of 1,500 inhabitants,...

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  • Satellite imagery provides the foundation for indispensable geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) when monitoring activity on Earth, especially within denied-access areas. With recent high-resolution satellite imagery, defense and intelligence analysts can identify the current posture of equipment and facilities at critical locations like airbases, ports, conflict zones, nuclear facilities and border c...

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  • Sarah Orrico gets excited about cybersecurity. “Security needs change all the time, and you always need to think ahead,” she says. “I love the challenge.” Last spring, near the end of her junior year at Colorado State University, Sarah went to a job fair looking for a summer position where...

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  • Today, more data is being generated than at any previous point in history. In the short time it will take you to read this post (provided your reading speed is the relatively average 250 words per minute), nearly 10 petabytes* of data will be created worldwide. *At the estimated rate...

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  • The move from proprietary software to open source in the geospatial industry is something I’ve been personally engaged with for more than 15 years. So I’m pleased to have recently led a session called “How and Why Open Source Software Has Become Mainstream for GIS” at the very fun and...

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  • With the introduction of Sentinel-2 data on GBDX, a variety of insights to our ever changing planet can be gained. Land features like reservoirs, agriculture, glaciers, etc. can all be monitored and examined using the publicly available 10 meter resolution imagery collected by Sentinel-2. Also, as a result of its...

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