DigitalGlobe Launches the DigitalGlobe Foundation to Support Educational Uses
of Geospatial Technology
Teams With US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to Make
Imagery, Data, and Technology Grants to USGIF Accredited Schools
LONGMONT, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/11/13 -- DigitalGlobe (NYSE:
DGI), a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth
observation and advanced geospatial solutions, today announced the
launch of the DigitalGlobe Foundation, a nonprofit organization
focused on fostering the growth of the next generation of geospatial
"The DigitalGlobe Foundation is uniquely positioned to help prepare
the geospatial leaders of tomorrow," said Jeffrey R. Tarr, President
and Chief Executive Officer of DigitalGlobe. "We believe that
providing the best possible high-resolution commercial satellite
imagery to advance research and education will equip students and
institutions help realize our purpose of Seeing a Better World(TM)."
"The Foundation was established on the belief that we have a unique
opportunity to help educate students about the important uses of
commercial satellite imagery, and geospatial analytics," said Mark
Brender, Executive Director of the DigitalGlobe Foundation. "From
space-based Earth observations comes knowledge and awareness, and
from knowledge and awareness comes action to help solve the
challenging problems facing humankind."
As part of its long-term initiatives, the DigitalGlobe Foundation is
particularly pleased to expand its partnership with U.S. Geospatial
Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). Herndon, VA-based USGIF sponsors and
promotes geospatial educational programs and has accredited
geospatial programs at eight universities.
"USGIF and the DigitalGlobe Foundation will make for a powerful team
in support of the next generation of geospatial intelligence
professionals," said Keith J. Masback, USGIF Chief Executive Officer.
"The students in our accredited programs will significantly benefit
from the unique access they'll have to satellite imagery, as well as
from the additional curriculum development assistance their schools
The DigitalGlobe Foundation will make grants to individuals at
military and civilian academic institutions that need access to
imagery, information, expertise and tools in order to advance their
research, develop their skills, and understand the unique potential
of the geospatial industry and tradecraft.
To learn more about how the academic community is using DigitalGlobe
satellite imagery, the impact it is having on their studies and the
unique solutions they have discovered, visit
DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial
high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions
that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in
order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's
leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched
coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission
requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public
safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental
monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management,
navigation technology, and providers of location-based services
depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to
gain actionable insight.
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
(USGIF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation, is the only
organization dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence
tradecraft and building a stronger community of interest among
industry, academia, government, professional organizations and
individual stakeholders. USGIF accredits eight colleges and
universities to grant GEOINT Certificates, and annually awards more
than $100K to students studying in the field. With over 240
institutional, corporate, and organizational members, USGIF will soon
celebrate its tenth anniversary supporting the GEOINT Community.
DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.
Abby Van Uum
Edelman for DigitalGlobe
Phone: (512) 634-3642
Senior Director of Communication
Phone: (303) 684-1674
Investor Relations Contact
Vice President of Investor Relations
Phone: (303) 684-4210
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