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Case Studies

  • 11.02.16

    CyberCity 3D - Case Study: Miami DDI

    CyberCity 3D - Case Study: Miami DDI
  • 04.21.16

    Using 30 cm imagery to monitor New Caledonia’s largest mine

    High-resolution imagery helps the world's largest producer of nickel map and monitor vegetation around a mine site.
  • 11.16.15

    Using imagery and digital elevation models to improve operational efficiency

    Using high-resolution imagery and digital elevation models to overcome technical challenges in shale operations increases operational efficiency and production, while reducing operating costs and environmental impact.
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  • 11.16.15

    DigitalGlobe 30 cm imagery supports performance-based navigation

    DigitalGlobe's 30 cm imagery is already playing a role in the next generation of aircraft navigation.
  • 10.01.15

    Satellite Monitoring of a Large Tailings Storage Facility

  • 07.14.15

    Marine Services Agent

    Situated in the Auckland region and jutting north to the Pacific Ocean, the 4,000 square kilometer Hauraki Gulf is an important asset of the eastern coastline of New Zealand. From fisheries supporting the livelihood of indigenous peoples to the north to providing recreation opportunities for the urban population of Auckland, the Hauraki Gulf is central to the lives of a huge and varied population.
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  • 04.01.15

    Ground Movement Monitoring Service Detects Sub-Centimeter Deformation

    Satellite-based radar data acquisition and analysis conducted on a periodic basis by Spatial Energy and 3vGeomatics (3vG) are allowing a midstream gas pipeline operator to accurately assess the risk posed by ground movement in a densely populated urban area where geologic hazards may exist. Deliverables in the form of image data, surface deformation maps, and written reports enable the operator to take corrective action before a potentially disastrous pipeline rupture occurs.
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  • 04.01.15

    DigitalGlobe Imagery Helps Protect Farmland in Yunnan Province

    Yunnan Province, located in the far southwest in the People’s Republic of China, is both an important agricultural center and tourist destination. At times, these two industries conflict as farmers construct illegal residences after getting rich from tourism. To protect valuable farmland, the Yunnan Local Government relies on DigitalGlobe imagery to enforce land use regulations by detecting changes to the landscape.
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  • 04.01.15

    DigitalGlobe Imagery Essential to Changchun Urban Planning Initiatives

    At the center of China’s automobile manufacturing industry and an important hub for the biopharmaceutical, high technology and energy sectors, Changchun is a rapidly growing metropolis in Northeast China. The Changchun Surveying and Mapping Institute, charged with keeping the municipality’s geospatial database current, relies on DigitalGlobe high resolution imagery for the task.
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  • 03.13.15

    Spatial Energy Ground Movement Monitoring Service Detects Sub-Centimeter Deformation

    Satellite-based radar data acquisition and analysis conducted on a periodic basis by Spatial Energy and 3vGeomatics (3vG) are allowing a midstream gas pipeline operator to accurately assess the risk posed by ground movement in a densely populated urban area where geologic hazards may exist. Deliverables in the form of image data, surface deformation maps, and written reports enable the operator to take corrective action before a potentially disastrous pipeline rupture occurs.
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  • 03.13.15

    WorldView-2 monitors Wadden Sea coastal change

    With nearly 50 percent of its landmass lying at or below sea level, the Netherlands lives up to the name “Low Country”. Bordered on the north and west by the North Sea, protecting the coastline from flooding is a top priority. With climate change and other human and environmental factors influencing sea levels, the Dutch government recently launched an extensive coastal protection initiative using satellite imagery to monitor coastal change.
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  • 03.13.15

    Imagery central to updating Nigerian countrywide maps

    Nigeria is the most populous African country; the seventh most populous nation in the world. Gaining independence in 1960 and subsequently struggling with coups and civil war in the years following, today the country is characterized by a stable democracy and fast-growing economy. A wealth of changes to the landscape and infrastructure have occurred since independence was declared, but planners and government officials relied on dated analog maps for land, environmental and resource-use decisions.
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  • 03.13.15

    Imagery central to strategic environmental assessment in Italy

    A sweeping urban planning initiative, the European Union Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive of 2001 is a complex set of procedures and processes that ensure the environmental implications of new building projects are taken into account before approval decisions are made. Satellite imagery, an ideal tool for tracking land use over time, is now playing a key role in helping municipalities conform to the directive.
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  • 03.01.15

    Highly Accurate Satellite Topographic Mapping Accuracy Study

    A PhotoSat 50 cm Elevation Grid, produced from the new 30 cm resolution DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 Stereo Satellite Photos, is accurate to better than 15 cm RMSE, as determined by direct comparison to a highly accurate LiDAR Elevation Grid.
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  • 12.01.14

    Satellite Imagery Vital to Proactive Forestry Management

    Accounting for nearly three percent of Sweden’s Gross Domestic Product and over 12 percent of its exports, the forestry industry plays a significant role in the nation’s economy. High resolution satellite imagery is proving to be a critical tool to monitor the health of Sweden’s vast forests, a growing priority to track and mitigate the increasing effects of bark beetle infestation.
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  • 11.19.14

    Satellite imagery helps agricultural development in the Philippines

    Although the most common association with the Philippines may be the industrialized cities of Manila and Quezon City, the country's economy is primarily driven by agriculture. The Department of Agriculture charged with policy development and providing support services for the industry, is now embarking on DigitalGlobe satellite imagery to assist in planning and decision making process.
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  • 11.19.14

    Satellite Imagery Essential to India Water Supply Expansion Project

    In the past ten years the population of Sinnar, a municipal council in the Indian state of Maharashtra, has nearly doubled. This growth has put a strain on the municipality’s infrastructure, particularly Sinnar’s water supply system. DigitalGlobe high-resolution satellite imagery is playing an essential role providing data and information as the local government implements a new water supply system that will serve the growing population for decades to come.
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  • 10.01.14

    Imagery aids researchers in measuring soil salinity

    Researchers estimate that nearly one billion hectares, the equivalent of seven percent of the earth’s continental surface, is affected by high salt accumulation. Although salt is a natural element of soils and water, excess levels of salinity are taking a toll on both the environment and agricultural production around the world. While researchers have long studied the problem, today high-resolution satellite imagery is providing new insight into the identification of affected areas.
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  • 07.22.14

    Satellite imagery pivotal to Russian Federation forest inventory

    The Russian Federation is the world's largest country in total land area with vast forests that make up 20 percent of the world's woodland. The timber industry is an important driver of the Russian economy, estimated to generate more than $20 billion per year. Monitoring illegal logging activities, classifying parcels and determining ownership over millions of square kilometers is a formidable task for the Ministry of Natural Resources and its mapping agency, Roslesinforg.
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  • 07.22.14

    DigitalGlobe imagery central to Moscow green space planning

    Europe's largest city and the world's sixth largest metropolis with nearly twelve million people, Moscow is also one of the world's greenest cities. In addition to landmark Gorky Park, Moscow is home to nearly 100 additional significant parks, numerous botanical gardens, 450 square kilometers of green zones and 100 square kilometers of forest. Green space monitoring and planning has become a priority for civil government as the city continues to experience rapid growth.
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  • 02.12.14

    DigitalGlobe imagery tracks environmental impact of mine

    Product solution for Bluecham/Thio Town Council.
  • 02.12.14

    Identifying eligible land parcels for EU farm subsidy program

    Product solution for ICON/Ireland Dept. of Agriculture.
  • 02.12.14

    An effective mapping solution for Australia’s pine plantations

    Product solution for Australia Pine Plantations.
  • 02.12.14

    Impactful tool of discovery for archaeologists

    Product solution for Archaeological Site Search & Discovery.
  • 02.12.14

    A valuable tool to monitor archeological site looting

    Product solution for Archeological Site Looting.
  • 02.12.14

    DigitalGlobe imagery enables underwater reef mapping

    Product solution for NZ Coastal Mapping.
  • 02.12.14

    Satellite imagery tracks mine rehabilitation in Namibia

    Product solution for Geo Data Design/Namibia Mine Rehabilitation.
  • 08.06.13

    DigitalGlobe imagery expedites mineral exploration in Africa

    Product solution for Southern Mapping Company.
  • 08.06.13

    DigitalGlobe imagery assists UNHCR in tracking Sudanese refugees

    Product solution for Gisat/UNHCR.
  • 08.06.13

    Proactive monitoring mitigates oil pipeline theft

    Product solution for GMV/Russia oil pipeline monitoring.
  • 08.06.13

    DigitalGlobe imagery helps monitor electromagnetic field exposure

    Product solution for Siradel/electro magnetic field exposure.
  • 08.06.13

    DigitalGlobe imagery key to bringing clean water to Malawians

    Production solution for Geoserve Malawi water projects.
  • 08.06.13

    DigitalGlobe imagery helps enforce property rights in Greece

    Product solution for TotalView/Greek Ministry of Environment.
  • 08.06.13

    DigitalGlobe imagery maps telecom network optimization

    Product solution for Siradel and wireless networks.
  • 08.06.13

    DigitalGlobe imagery central to Madrid's green space planning

    Product solution for Indra and City Council of Madrid green project.
  • 08.06.13

    DigitalGlobe imagery helps optimize vineyard production

    Product solution for GMV precision viticulture.
  • 08.06.13

    DigitalGlobe satellite imagery aids WWF in habitat preservation study

    Product solution for Muncons WWF Romania.
  • 07.24.13

    Media access to satellite imagery of worldwide breaking news events

    When a news story breaks, speed and access to information makes all the difference to broadcast media.
  • 06.14.13

    DigitalGlobe imagery helps La Paz plan for future growth

    DigitalGlobe's imagery helps urban planning efforts in La Paz, Bolivia.
  • 06.14.13

    Record ten-day turnaround in Red Sea bathymetric study

    The Red Sea is a rich and diverse ecosystem, home to hundreds of unique species of fish and wildlife, and known for its many offshore coral reefs and atolls. The challenges of preserving the fragile ecosystem are many, including increasing amounts of desalinated water due to growing populations on the sea's coastline and the expansion of oil and power infrastructure.
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  • 06.14.13

    Capturing Carapo Basin to study future resource development

    DigitalGlobe high-resolution satellite imagery was used in an extensive photogrammetry study of the Carapo Basin to help determine complex land management requirements.
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  • 06.11.13

    DigitalGlobe provides insight into energy infrastructure projects

    The global demand for energy continues to rise. In 2011, world consumption increased 2.5%.
  • 06.03.13

    Restoring the right-of-way along the 800-kilometer TransSakhalin Pipeline

    Sakhalin-2 oil & gas right-of-way restoration project.
  • 06.03.13

    Using precision aerial imagery to accomplish county-level goals

    Jackson County, Georgia uses GIS extensively to inform 911 dispatchers, aid in city planning, and for property appraisal.
  • 06.03.13

    Evaluating atrocities under the watchful eye of satellite imagery

    GaTHR, or Geospatial Technologies for Human Rights, extends from the AAAS mission for human rights organizations worldwide.
  • 06.03.13

    An EPA-wide solution for obtaining and sharing Earth imagery

    Aerial views provide a valuable visual backdrop that helps EPA staff set up projects.
  • 06.03.13

    A full view for real estate professionals

    eNeighborhoods features DigitalGlobe high-impact aerial photos.
  • 06.03.13

    Waldo canyon fire demonstrates FirstLook responsiveness

    High winds, dry fuels, and extreme temperatures combined to create a massive fire storm outside Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 06.03.13

    A monitoring technique for the springs of the Great Artesian Basin

    The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is one of the only reliable sources of fresh water throughout much of inland Australia.
  • 06.03.13

    Evaluating atrocities under the watchful eye of satellite imagery

    GaTHR, or Geospatial Technologies for Human Rights, extends from the AAAS mission for human rights organizations worldwide.
  • 06.03.13

    Your tax dollars at work

    The City of Solvang, California's Department of Public Works uses DigitalGlobe imagery.
  • 06.03.13

    Worldwide rapid 3D mapping from Saab & DigitalGlobe

    Saab has been at the forefront of developing and delivering high-resolution imagery and navigation systems.
  • 06.03.13

    Safeguarding California communities

    Pipeline experts at PG&E use accurate and timely spatial information provided by DigitalGlobe's ImageConnect online imagery service.
  • 06.03.13

    Improved decision making with DigitalGlobe imagery

    Access to accurate information on field assets and their surrounding environments is vital to success.
  • 06.03.13

    Integrating imagery with GIS for controlling wildfires

    Forest fires continually threaten remote communities of the far northern part of Canada's most populated province.
  • 06.03.13

    OSMRE streamlines operations with high resolution satellite imagery

    U.S. Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement
  • 06.03.13

    Multi-community big picture planning using satellite imagery

    The best way to plan for the future is to understand the present, especially when planning the future for 25 communities.
  • 06.03.13

    Streamlining workflow at LSA associates

    LSA environmental and community planning decisions depend on high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery.
  • 06.03.13

    Amazing real-time navigation and search on your cell phone

    An innovative collaboration between DigitalGlobe and LocationNet Systems added DigitalGlobe’s global satellite imagery to the amAze mobile service.
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  • 06.03.13

    DigitalGlobe imagery speeds design of irrigation project in India

    A key objective of the project was to find a solution for the scarcity of drinking water along the Vashishti River in Maharashtra, India.
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