digitalglobe inc (DGI) Key Developments
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and DigitalGlobe Open Source Toolkit to Harness the Power of Collaborative Mapping
Jun 22 15
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and DigitalGlobe have partnered to release an open source software toolkit designed to harness the power of crowdsourced mapping for Geospatial Big Data Analytics. The open source project Hootenanny provides a scalable processing engine and interactive editing interface to enable rapid conflation of map features generated from satellite imagery, UAVs, and mobile devices. In less than a decade crowdsourced mapping communities like OpenStreetMap have attracted over 2.5 million volunteers who have digitized more than 130 million buildings and 1.3 million miles of roads. Countless other organizations and individuals are using satellite imagery and other methods to capture the geometry and metadata of roads, buildings, and points of interest. To create high-quality maps and enable analytic functions like routing, suitability analysis, or predictive modeling it is important to unify multiple sources to create the best available database.
Saab and DigitalGlobe, Inc. Announce Creation of a Joint Venture Vricon, Inc
May 26 15
Saab and DigitalGlobe, Inc. announced the creation of a joint venture – Vricon, Inc. to produce photo-realistic 3D products and digital elevation models globally for enterprise and government geospatial markets with unmatched coverage and delivery timelines. Vricon combines Saab’s unique 3D technology and know-how with DigitalGlobe’s unrivaled archive, which contains billions of square kilometers of the high quality commercial satellite imagery. Together the Vricon joint venture will establish high scale production capabilities that will make highly accurate photo-realistic 3D products and elevation data of the earth, accessible via its unique visualization platform and standard based data formats. Vricon serves the entire professional geospatial market, with an initial focus on defense, security, and infrastructure. Vricon’s technology enables imagery content to accurately represent all visible objects on the earth in 3D, and its products provide customers with unmatched value and utility, superior coverage relative to aerial-derived elevation models, and superior fidelity and availability relative to other satellite-derived models. DigitalGlobe and Saab will combine their strengths to both support and own Vricon. Under the agreement, Vricon will be headquartered in Reston, Va., with ownership set up as 50% DigitalGlobe and 50% Saab.
DigitalGlobe, Inc. Presents at Barclays High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference, Jun-11-2015 09:30 AM
May 22 15
DigitalGlobe, Inc. Presents at Barclays High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference, Jun-11-2015 09:30 AM. Venue: The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Speakers: Gary W. Ferrera, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.
DigitalGlobe, Inc. Announces Executive Changes
May 18 15
On May 12, 2015, Nathan M. Troup notified the company of his resignation as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller (principal accounting officer) of the company, with an anticipated effective date of June 8, 2015, in order to pursue another opportunity. Gary W. Ferrera, the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer has assumed the responsibilities of principal accounting officer of the company. Mr. Ferrera, age 52, has served as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 2015.
Exelis and DigitalGlobe, Inc. to Provide Cloud-Based ENVI Earth Science Analytics for DigitalGlobe Geospatial Big Data Platform
May 6 15
Exelis and DigitalGlobe, Inc. have agreed to provide a new commercial offering of cloud-based ENVI earth science analytics for the DigitalGlobe Geospatial Big Data (GBD) platform. The agreement will enable all imagery users and customers of Exelis and DigitalGlobe to easily combine powerful ENVI geospatial analytics with the vast DigitalGlobe image library to solve challenging environmental, natural resource, and global security problems. ENVI software helps users make better decisions regarding mineral exploration, precision agriculture, environmental degradation, national defense. DigitalGlobe’s cloud-based GBD offering is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) model designed to create a new ecosystem in which partners and developers can leverage their expertise and an application programming interface, or API, to create new customer solutions at a global scale.