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.

Satellite Tasking

The most effective way to provide customers with a consistently reliable source of satellite imagery is to collect imagery prospectively. Currently, DigitalGlobe is able to collect over 3 million km² of quality imagery per day, building an image library already larger than any other.

Overview

The most effective way to provide customers with a consistently reliable source of satellite imagery is to collect imagery prospectively. Currently, DigitalGlobe is able to collect over 3 million km² of quality imagery per day, building an image library already larger than any other. However, for times when a specific requirement cannot be satisfied from pre-existing imagery, DigitalGlobe has created a flexible and comprehensive set of satellite tasking options.

Features & Benefits

Flexible options

The DigitalGlobe tasking framework provides three order options (Select, Select Plus, and Single Shot) designed to meet a variety of customer needs. While customers may initially choose one tasking option, DigitalGlobe provides options to upgrade to a higher tasking level or extend the time window.

Informed Projections

Dedicated experts work with customers to choose windows that provide the highest physical and competitive feasibility for each tasking project.
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Our commitment to you

DigitalGlobe’s commitment to custom tasking is a key component to our comprehensive Geospatial Imagery Solutions. We put high-resolution world imagery within reach through a combination of collection strategies, a full ImageLibrary, and flexible delivery options.

Advanced high-res constellation

DigitalGlobe maintains the largest sub-meter constellation of satellites, including QuickBird, WorldView-1, WorldView-2, IKONOS and GeoEye-1. IKONOS can collect panchromatic and multispectral imagery which can be merged to create 0.80 meter color pan-sharpened imagery. QuickBird is a 0.60 meter, 4-band color satellite, and is capable of collecting multispectral and panchromatic imagery. WorldView-1 is a 50 cm TRUE*, panchromatic satellite and is also capable of collecting in-track stereo imagery. GeoEye-1 acquires 50 cm TRUE* panchromatic and 2.0 meter multispectral imagery. WorldView-2 is a 50 cm TRUE*, 8-band color satellite capable of collecting 2.0 meter multispectral, panchromatic, and in-track stereo imagery.

*Resolution better than 50 cm at nadir with 5m CE90 accuracy

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Basic Imagery

Basic Imagery products are designed for users with advanced image processing capabilities.

Overview

Basic Imagery products are designed for users with advanced image processing capabilities. DigitalGlobe supplies camera model information with each Basic Imagery product, permitting users to perform sophisticated photogrammetric processing such as orthorectification and three dimensional feature extraction. Basic Imagery is the least processed image product with corrections for radiometric distortions. Adjustments for internal sensor geometry, optical, and sensor distortions have been performed on each scene ordered.

Features & Benefits

Features

High resolution
  • 41 cm – 82 cm panchromatic, natural color, color infrared, or 4-band pan sharpened
  • 1.7 m – 3.2 m multispectral
Large image swath collection size
  • 41 cm 11.3 km – 18.0 km width at nadir
High radiometric response
  • 11-bit digitization (up to 2,048 levels of gray scale)
  • Discrete non-overlapping bands
Open systems
  • Camera model information supplied
  • Compatible with leading commercial software providers
  • Popular image file formats
Spacecraft telemetry and camera model supplied with satellite imagery

Benefits

Provides the flexibility to perform your own photogrammetric processing on raw data to produce orthorectified imagery and first generation basemaps

Identify features, create maps, and detect changes from recent global imagery at the highest resolution possible from commercial imaging satellites
Map large areas faster with fewer files to manage and process
Improve feature classification and identification in dark or bright areas, such as building shadows or snow, and perform more flexible image enhancement
Get your high-resolution satellite orthoimagery project up and running quickly and easily using your existing commercial software