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Past Webinars

  • 09.26.14

    FirstLook: Be the First to Know

    FirstLook is an online subscription service for emergency management that provides fast, web-based access to pre- and post-event imagery of world disasters delivered to almost any desktop or web-based platform. DigitalGlobe's FirstLook service leverages our constellation of high-resolution satellites to rapidly task, process, and deliver relevant information to our online platform. FirstLook Plus integrates an additional layer of information to identify key features to aid responders by making analysis more efficient. Learn how DigitalGlobe leverages the power of crowdsourcing and machine learning to extract key features, as well as the most relevant pixels from imagery.
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    By: Glen Reese
  • 09.24.14

    Vegetation Analysis in the Desert Using Satellite Imagery

    Proteus was asked to lead a team using WorldView-2 satellite imagery to inventory tree plantations. Image processing techniques were deployed using all eight WorldView-2 multispectral bands plus one panchromatic band, with an emphasis on the mid-infrared spectra. This multi-step processing was able to depict all trees greater than 1 square meter in size, and distinguish several tree species by their individual canopies. This project demonstrates the viability of using very high-resolution multispectral data to establish a baseline inventory of tree type and health within diverse forest plantations. This tree mapping technique can be applied to create forest inventories of other species elsewhere in the world.
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    By: Richard Flemmings, Proteus Project Manager
  • 05.27.14

    Basemap+Vivid: DigitalGlobe's High Resolution, Seamless Map of the World

    DigitalGlobe launched Basemap + Vivid to provide country basemaps with superior accuracy, completeness and consistency. We're able to offer this product due to our vast imagery archive, sophisticated image processing algorithms, and a global content program that combine to create the highest quality map of the world. Listen to this webinar to learn how Basemap +Vivid: provides a powerful decision-making tool that readily meets specific business requirements and regulations across a broad range of industries and applications; requires no tasking or traditional order processing, providing immediate, cost-effective, off-the-shelf availability of imagery; and saves time and money by eliminating the resources and time needed to search, procure, manipulate, aggregate and stitch data.
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    By: Kevin Bullock
  • 05.20.14

    DigitalGlobe's FirstLook +Insight: Online Subscription Service for Emergency Management

    FirstLook gets priority tasking of DigitalGlobe's industry leading satellite constellation, which takes precedence in image collection during natural disasters, man-made disasters, political unrest situations, and human interest events. In the event of a catastrophe, insurance companies need to help their customers recover from the unexpected. Although you cannot control the weather, you can control the way you respond to it. Using FirstLook +Insight for damage assessment allows you to immediately understand your exposure to a particular event and be more proactive about communicating impact to property to your customers.
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    By: Glenn Reese
  • 03.19.14

    PhotoSat's Engineering Quality WorldView Topographic Mapping

    Vancouver-based PhotoSat has developed a technology to produce highly accurate topographic base maps. The geophysicists at PhotoSat have applied signal enhancement, noise attenuation and image matching from oil and gas exploration seismic data processing to produce highly accurate topographic base maps from stereo satellite photos.
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    By: Gerry Mitchell P. Geo
  • 03.19.14

    Near Real-Time Maritime Mapping Using VHR Optical Imagery

    The high resolution imagery and revisits offered by the latest VHR optical satellites provide information that is both timely and actionable to government agencies and commercial companies working in the maritime sector. European Space Imaging together with DigitalGlobe has been developing the use of VHR optical imagery in the maritime sector – this webinar demonstrates how imagery and value-added services have been implemented in: near real-time emergency mapping; vessel detection and identification; and monitoring of illegal activity (pollution, fisheries and border control).
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    By: Simon Casey
  • 03.05.14

    Globalization and Protecting Our Shared Global Heritage From a Geospatial Perspective

    There is major global interest in the issue of archaeological site looting, with new reports from the Middle East nearly every day about stolen and recovered objects. What specialists have not done, however, is quantify in a scientifically valid format the total amount of site looting in each country affected (Egypt, Syria, Libya). In addition, no one has successfully tracked the looting networks from the ground to the owner's homes/museums. The best way to do this is to use high-resolution geospatial datasets. This webinar discusses a methodology for the mapping of looting pits using a combination of new and archived imagery from DigitalGlobe, as well as additional datasets.
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    By: Dr. Sarah Parcak
  • 02.05.14

    Satellite Derived Habitat Mapping

    Effective management of the world's coastal zone is becoming increasingly important as pressure from population expansion and natural resource exploitation grows. This pressure is only too evident in one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Abu Dhabi. In early 2013 a consortium led by Proteus was awarded the contract to produce habitat maps for all of Abu Dhabi Emirate using DigitalGlobe WorldView-2 imagery. DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 satellite is unrivalled in delivering high-resolution multispectral imagery using eight spectral sensors at 2-meter resolution. This has allowed a wide variety of habitats to be mapped in great detail with lower costs and environmental impact than previous methods. The outcome for Abu Dhabi government is an ecological baseline survey for focusing conservation efforts and managing sustainable development. This webinar focuses on the methodologies that are being deployed and provides examples of the maps that have been produced so far.
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    By: Richard Flemming
  • 02.04.14

    Mapping the United States and its Territories Just Got Better for 2014

    In response to ever-increasing demand for recent and relevant imagery of the United States, DigitalGlobe launched an unprecedented program to update all 50 U.S. States and U.S. territories on an annual basis. Leveraging DigitalGlobe's constellation of satellites, this commitment to a regular USA refresh provides timely and relevant imagery for more accurate decision making, and benefits anyone needing geospatial information of any location in the United States.
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    By: Kevin Bullock
  • 10.23.13

    How SIRADEL Helps Cities to be Smarter

    Planning, renovating or building the city of tomorrow is a complex issue. Globally, ever increasing numbers of people live in urban areas and, by 2050, city dwellers are expected to make up to 70% of the Earth's total population. This rapid urbanization is creating challenges in areas as diverse as healthcare, transportation, energy consumption, communication, and sustainability. To tackle those challenges and improve the life of the millions living in dense urban environments, cities have to become smarter. SIRADEL, a top-tier editor of high-resolution 3D map data and an expert in propagation simulation for radio network planning is helping cities with solutions for smarter city planning.
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    By: Emmanuel Baverel