The same day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, digital volunteers from all over the world began to map the affected areas. Based on data and satellite imagery the created maps help first responders, before they even hit the ground, on search, rescue and relief operations.
DigitalGlobe announced on 28 April 28 the first complete and consistent high resolutionsatellite imagery base map for Africa. The map is unique through its high level of detail: a 50 cm ground resolution for all countries in Africa. It is the first map that covers the whole continent and not only small areas of interest.
On 18 December 2014, leading global provider of high-resolutionearth observationdata DigitalGlobe announced the extension of the useful lives of two of its satellites, namely WorldView-1 and WorldView-2.
DigitalGlobe Inc has struck a deal to buy GeoEye Inc for $453 million, creating the world's largest provider of commercial satellite imagery. These two companies are the only suppliers of commercial satellite imagery to U.S. spy and military agencies. They are joining forces ahead of drastic cuts expected in the U.S. defense budget. Moreover, the combined company aims to prompt its commercial and international trade in an attempt to reduce dependence on the U.S. government.