Press Release Summary:
Used to incorporate digital imagery into projects and presentations, ImageAtlas v4.0 lets companies access on-demand satellite and aerial images of specific locations, properties, and neighborhoods. Georeferencing files are included with all downloaded images and facilitate integration into mapping applications. Other features include historical archive selection and change detection capabilities, distance/area measuring tools, and selection/control over imagery type, date, and scale.
Original Press Release:
DigitalGlobe Announces ImageAtlas 4.0; On-Demand High-Resolution Satellite and Aerial Imagery Available to Anyone
Enables Businesses and Consumers to Quickly, Affordably Access the World's Largest Online Digital Earth Imagery Directory
LONGMONT, Colo., July 31 -- DigitalGlobe (http://www.digitalglobe.com/), a leading provider of high resolution satellite world imagery products and services, today unveiled ImageAtlas 4.0, the newest version of its online store for high-resolution digital earth imagery. ImageAtlas 4.0 enables companies in real estate, civil engineering, government, insurance, GIS and public safety to easily and affordably access on-demand satellite and aerial images of specific locations, properties and neighborhoods. The principal new feature of ImageAtlas 4.0 is the inclusion of georeferencing files with all downloaded images that allow easy integration into other mapping applications such as GIS programs and Google Earth(TM).
ImageAtlas coverage includes the most populous areas of the world including in-depth coverage of 300 metropolitan cities across 127 countries.
"ImageAtlas 4.0 is the latest example of how DigitalGlobe is meeting the increased demand for downloadable aerial and satellite images fueled by the growth of online portals, mapping programs and consumer navigation applications," said Marc Tremblay, senior vice president and general manager for DigitalGlobe's commercial business unit. "As the foremost resource for businesses relying on global digital imagery to stay competitive, DigitalGlobe is passionate about providing wide accessibility through its comprehensive, high precision world imagery solutions. ImageAtlas is a simple and cost effective way for business users to quickly incorporate premium imagery into their projects and presentations."
Building on the strength of previous versions, ImageAtlas 4.0 allows anyone to explore and use the world's sharpest and most current archive of premier high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery collected from DigitalGlobe's sub-meter satellite constellation and aerial network. ImageAtlas 4.0 provides a number of advantages over other online imagery sources through its historical archive selection and change detection capabilities, distance and area measuring tools, and off-line professional print delivery. With greater selection and control over the imagery type, date and scale as well as integration into mapping software, users are able to gain the best fit for their individual needs.
"Satellite images are an increasingly critical business planning tool in real estate," said Dave Meyer, president of eNeighborhoods, the nation's premier compiler of home and neighborhood knowledge. "Today's challenging real estate environment necessitates using creative assets like DigitalGlobe's image applications to enhance, streamline and bring peace-of-mind to the real estate transaction process for buyers and sellers."
ImageAtlas 4.0 is the largest and most accessible online library of images from around the world. Pricing options for ImageAtlas 4.0 include individual downloads as well as monthly and yearly subscriptions. Access ImageAtlas 4.0 at http://www.digitalglobe.com/.
Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe (http://www.digitalglobe.com/) is a leading global content provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation and aerial network, our imagery solutions deliver real world perspective to governments, businesses, technology developers and humanitarian associations worldwide. The company's imagery solutions consist of one of the world's largest image libraries, growing at a rate of up to 1 million square kilometers per day and distributed and accessed through online search and retrieval, production ready image layers, development tool-kits for internet enabled applications and devices, and software solutions for integration with GIS products and services. DigitalGlobe currently operates the highest-resolution commercial satellite constellation with QuickBird and the first of two next-generation satellites, WorldView-1. The company plans to launch its second next-generation satellite, WorldView-2, in the third quarter of 2009.
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