NGA Purchases Full CitySphere 2.0 Offering from DigitalGlobe

New Version of DigitalGlobe's World City Image Product Dramatically Extends the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Ability to Meet Security, Intelligence and Planning Needs

LONGMONT, Colo., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of high resolution satellite world imagery products and services, today announced that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has purchased the entire CitySphere 2.0 product, the recently launched, enhanced version of DigitalGlobe's extensive library of on-demand digital satellite and aerial imagery of the most populated global cities.

CitySphere 2.0, with the addition of never-before-available views of cities such as Dubai, Seoul and Jakarta, will enable the NGA to provide timely and relevant geospatial intelligence of new areas in support of worldwide mapping requirements to clients such as the U.S. State Department and other intelligence community agencies. The CitySphere platform can meet the geospatial content needs associated with a myriad of planning, security and transportation requirements.

CitySphere 2.0 is an expansion of the popular on-demand worldwide city coverage program. DigitalGlobe is growing the CitySphere offering from 200 cities to 300 and expands global urban coverage from 165,000 to 735,000 square kilometers and now also includes aerial imagery data of over 100 cities at 30 cm (1 ft) resolution. Cities are refreshed dynamically from every year to every 4 years, providing users the most up-to-date imagery available. Available in the traditional offline formats or online via WMS, CitySphere 2.0 provides flexibility to allow customers access to imagery in the format and access solution they require.

"With the CitySphere 2.0, DigitalGlobe considerably expanded our ability to satisfy the demands of commercial and defense customers by making many more cities available," said Jill Smith, chief executive officer of DigitalGlobe. "We have a long standing relationship with NGA and expect the CitySphere 2.0 offering will provide an excellent resource for the agency."

The NGA purchased the original CitySphere product in 2006, and has been using it ever since.

For a complete list of CitySphere 2.0 cities, detailed product specifications and a list of authorized distributors, visit

About DigitalGlobe

Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe ( is a leading global content provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation and aerial network, our imagery solutions deliver real world perspective to governments, businesses, technology developers and humanitarian associations worldwide. The company's imagery solutions consist of one of the world's largest image libraries, growing at a rate of up to 1 million square kilometers per day and distributed and accessed through online search and retrieval, production ready image layers, development tool-kits for internet enabled applications and devices, and software solutions for integration with GIS products and services. DigitalGlobe currently operates the highest-resolution commercial satellite constellation with QuickBird and the first of two next-generation satellites, WorldView-1. The company plans to launch its second next-generation satellite, WorldView-2, in the third quarter of 2009.

DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.

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