Building Footprints

Precision, GIS-ready polygons for expedited analysis

The age of manually drawing building polygons is over. Ecopia Building Footprints powered by DigitalGlobe takes care of the tedious work, so you can focus on the analysis. By leveraging the most advanced high-resolution satellite imagery, artificial intelligence, and cloud compute power available, we build and deliver precision footprint shapefiles at the scale your projects demand.

Precision, GIS-ready polygons for expedited analysis

The age of manually drawing building polygons is over. Ecopia Building Footprints powered by DigitalGlobe takes care of the tedious work, so you can focus on the analysis. By leveraging the most advanced high-resolution satellite imagery, artificial intelligence, and cloud compute power available, we build and deliver precision footprint shapefiles at the scale your projects demand.

Understand the built environment like never before

Organizations across all industries are spending too much time and money procuring and producing data only to obtain building footprints derived from inaccurate and outdated sources. Your organization needs to detect and classify infrastructure, and you need a resource you can trust to be both precise and up-to-date. DigitalGlobe offers both at the scale you need, from individual metros to entire continents.

Feel confident in your data

Semi-automated footprint extraction combines the best of artificial intelligence and human analysis for consistent, geometrically accurate outlines of each structure's ground-level footprint across dynamic built environments.

Accuracy

>95% Valid interpretation

Global availability

No geographical restrictions

Rapid production

40 million footprints per month

Attribution

Metadata includes image and extraction dates

Accelerate your workflow

Quickly identify emerging opportunities or risks by expediting and enhancing the way you procure and produce data.

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USA Off-the-Shelf

Focused on the United States or a specific city within the country? Access GIS-ready shapefiles today.

Built-to-order global building footprints

Access global, current data with select areas available off the shelf. All other areas are available upon request with rapid production and/or refresh.
Order includes geometrically accurate outlines of each structure's ground-level footprint, complete with metadata containing image date and extraction date.

Built-to-order global building footprints

Rapid production ensures you receive up-to-date building footprints for your specific area of interest.

Download a sample*
*Sample data contains imagery for reference purposes. Imagery is sold separately.

Comparing footprints

  Accuracy (Footprint Geometry) Coverage Updates/Maintenance Schedule Vintage/Source data date Source Data Resolution Source Data Horizontal Accuracy License Product Spec
Ecopia Building Footprints powered by DigitalGlobe 95% accurate 169 Million - Entire US US - Semi-annual
Global - On-demand
< 12 months -36 months old 50 cm or better +/- 4 M CE90 Commercial licenses available to support integration and/or resale, providing customer retention of derived intellectual property (IP) Yes
Open Source building footprints Varied, not specified across dataset 125 Million - 74% of US No set schedule Variable, unattributed, produced indescriminitely Not specified Not specified ODBL License requires all integrated data and/or derived intellectual property (IP) be shared publicly via ODBL No
  Ecopia Building Footprints powered by DigitalGlobe Open Source building footprints
Accuracy (Footprint Geometry) 95% accurate Varied, not specified across dataset
Coverage 169 Million - Entire US 125 Million - 74% of US
Updates/Maintenance Schedule US - Semi-annual
Global - On-demand
No set schedule
Vintage/Source data date < 12 months -36 months old Variable, unattributed, produced indescriminitely
Source Data Resolution 50 cm or better Not specified
Source Data Horizontal Accuracy +/- 4 M CE90 Not specified
License Commercial licenses available to support integration and/or resale, providing customer retention of derived intellectual property (IP) ODBL License requires all integrated data and/or derived intellectual property (IP) be shared publicly via ODBL
Product Spec Yes No