Feb 06, 2015

DigitalGlobe's Geospatial Big Data Platform Enabling New Commercial Solutions

DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery and geospatial solutions, today announced an agreement to provide another innovative commercial customer with access to its Geospatial Big Data (GBD) platform, paving the way for new analytic products serving the insurance, forestry, oil and gas, and mining industries.

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DigitalGlobe’s cloud-based GBD offering is a Platform as a Service model that provides easy access to DigitalGlobe’s vast ImageLibrary.

It is designed to create a new ecosystem in which partners and developers can leverage their expertise and API’s to create new customer solutions without the cost of owning and operating costly IT infrastructure. The GBD platform is one of the strategic initiatives propelling DigitalGlobe toward its vision of becoming the indispensable source of information about our changing planet.

Exogenesis, a provider of advanced analytics, algorithm development, and predictive modeling and simulation, has subscribed to DigitalGlobe’s GBD service to facilitate new product development enabled by large-scale data analysis.

The agreement includes access to algorithms, expertise, and petabytes of high-resolution satellite imagery collected over the past 15 years. DigitalGlobe customers Orbital Insight and Cuende have also subscribed to the service and are introducing unique products to their commercial markets.

“Exogenesis is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with DigitalGlobe, the biggest name in commercial satellite imagery,” said Sean Anklam, President of Exogenesis.

“As an early adopter of DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data platform, we will be able to provide the most advanced decision support information derived from source imagery of the highest quality.”

“It’s a privilege to bring our Geospatial Big Data capabilities to the market with an innovative partner like Exogenesis,” said Dr. Shay Har-Noy, DigitalGlobe’s Senior Director for Geospatial Big Data.

“We are committed to investing in Geospatial Big Data in order to create a living digital inventory of the surface of the earth, enabled by our unmatched satellite constellation, commitment to ecosystem partners, and ability to convert imagery at scale into searchable, analytics-ready information layers.”

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