A Partnership to provide digital imagery for web mapping solutions
Victoria, BC, September 25, 2007-- DM Solutions Group (DMSG) and DigitalGlobe today announce from the FOSS4G conference in Victoria, BC, Canada, that DMSG will resell DigitalGlobe data and web services through a partnership agreement. The focus of this relationship will be delivery of data and web services to DMSG’s existing customers and users of MapServer, MapGuide, and OpenLayers technologies.
DMSG has established a leadership presence in open source web mapping technology development and provision of products and solutions around these technologies. DMSG has been delivering data products to DMSG’s customers and partners for over two years and has recently been expanding the Maps for MapServer and Maps for MapGuide product line.
DigitalGlobe is the only geospatial content provider to take an end-to-end approach to geospatial imagery, from acquiring proprietary high-resolution images through a leading- edge satellite and aerial network, to integrating and distributing that data through proprietary web-based search and retrieval system that makes it easy to find, purchase and download global imagery.
DMSG’s position as a leading provider of data to the MapServer and MapGuide user communities, combined with the availability of DigitalGlobe’s world class earth imagery and delivery services made this partnership a natural fit that will benefit the rapidly growing community of MapServer and MapGuide users, already estimated to be over 100,000 worldwide.
"The rapid adoption of open source web mapping technologies and the demand for high quality imagery have accelerated the need for this addition to our data product offerings" said Dave McIlhagga, President & CEO of DM Solutions Group. "Partnering with DigitalGlobe allows us to deliver the industry leading imagery in a seamless manner into our customer and partner solutions."
DMSG and users of MapServer and MapGuide deliver applications into an exhaustive list of Vertical Markets including Location Based Services, Real Estate, Forestry, Oil & Gas, Local Search and Municipal Applications. All of these industries now value the utility of both web mapping technologies and the inclusion of high precision imagery, driving the demand for these new services from DMSG and DigitalGlobe.
We are confident that our partnership with DM Solutions will further expand DigitalGlobe’s reputation as the preferred imagery source for online mapping” said Marc Tremblay, General Manager and Vice-President of DigitalGlobe’s commercial business unit. “DM Solutions reputation and investment in open source web mapping matched with DigitalGlobe’s imagery will deliver higher quality and highly accurate online mapping solutions to meet the expanding market demand.”
About DM Solutions Group Inc.
DM Solutions Group Inc. ( www.dmsolutions.ca) is a leading provider of web mapping technologies and solutions since 1998 in a variety of vertical markets. Underlying DM Solutions Group (DMSG)’s unmatched expertise in web mapping solutions delivery has been industry leading, commercially supported, open source web mapping technologies including MapServer and MapGuide Open Source. DMSG’s role as a leading technology developer and solutions provider allows the company to uniquely deliver commercial-grade solutions based on open source technologies. This has also led to the provision of many services and products, including map data products to a rapidly growing user community.
DigitalGlobe (www.digitalglobe.com) is the clear leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market. The company’s technical superiority and innovation, unparalleled commitment to customer service, extensive business partner network and open systems philosophy make DigitalGlobe the preferred supplier of imagery products to government and commercial markets. DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite is the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging system. The company’s next-generation WorldView-1 satellite is scheduled to launch on September 18, 2007, and its WorldView-2 satellite will be ready to launch in late 2008. The company’s updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over three hundred million square kilometers of satellite and aerial imagery suited to countless applications for people who map, view, navigate and study the earth.