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.
The satellite imagery provider GeoEye announced an agreement with Fugro for online imagery dissemination through Fugro World, Fugro's global portal for delivery of data and solutions. GeoEye’s EyeQ platform will be integrated with Fugro World to support online access to satellite imagery.
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.
A new service will give Esri ArcGIS users easier access to current, high-resolution imagery during global crises. GeoEye, Inc., a leading source of geospatial information and insight, announced that it will jointly develop a new crisis
OrbView-3 satellite images collected around the world between 2003 and 2007 by Orbital Imaging Corporation (now GeoEye) at up to one-meter resolution can now be downloaded at no cost through USGS EarthExplorer.
Google Earth is continuing to be used as a great resource for aiding in humanitarian efforts. From the 2007 Crisis in Darfur map to the Sudan mapping earlier this year, more and more people are finding ways to use geospatial technologies to aid others around the world.
GeoEye has been supporting the relief efforts by providing its satellite imagery of the devastation in northern Japan to relief agencies, governments and the media. On March 11, 2011, GeoEye's order management team began directing the high-resolution satellites to collect color imagery over the Oshika Peninsula. IKONOS captured the first post-earthquake image at 10:36 a.m. local time.