Digital Globe

Remote sensing for the elimination of polio

Satellite image of an isolated settlement in Kano, Nigeria (Image: DigitalGlobe)

A joint project between DigitalGlobe and many volunteers has helped in the eradication of polio through mapping of villages in developing countries during vaccination campaigns. The mapping of the often isolated settlements was complicated and apart from analysing big data captured by satellites, DigitalGlobe had to rely on volunteers and crowdsourcing based on the Tomnod programme. The final result is a map covering 285,103 villages in Nigeria, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Mon, 17/08/2015 - 14:16

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ENGAGE 2015 - Better decision making through geospatial insight

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ENGAGE 2015 is a senior-level, invitation-only gathering bringing together key geospatial players and over 200 professionals from oil & gas, mining, environment, agriculture, global development organisations, defence & intelligence and location based services, for two days of discussion, engagement and learning.

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27/04/2015 to 29/04/2015

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London

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35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields

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  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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DigitalGlobe

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MapReduce Geo application unveiled to simplify raster data processing

In order to simplify and economize the storage and processing of large-scale raster data, the United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency recently made available the new MapReduce Geo (MrGeo) application.

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Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:47

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WorldView-3: First images available

Sample image of Madrid, Spain, captured by DigitalGlobe's high resolution satell

On 13 August 2014, the technology provider DigitalGlobe launched its new WorldView-3 satellite, an Earth Observation satellite with 27 super-spectral bands.

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Wed, 27/08/2014 - 14:14
Wed, 08/27/2014

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DigitalGlobe and GeoEye complete Combination

DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI) ("DigitalGlobe") and GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY) ("GeoEye"), on 31 January 2013 announced the completion of their combination, creating a global leader in earth imagery and geospatial analysis. The combined company will trade on the NYSE stock exchange as DigitalGlobe under the symbol DGI. Based on the closing price of DigitalGlobe stock on January 30, 2013, the combined company has a market capitalization of $2.1 billion.

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Fri, 01/02/2013 - 11:46

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