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Case Studies

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Your tax dollars at work

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

    OSMRE streamlines operations with high resolution satellite imagery

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

    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

    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

    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

    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.