The agreement allows for the use of DigitalGlobe's natural color, two-foot resolution, orthorectified imagery of U.S. and international cities collected in 2002 and later. The imagery will be integrated into the Keyhole Internet- hosted ASP database as well as Keyhole enterprise solutions, producing global contiguous mosaics overlaid on 3D terrain. Geographic feature data, such as the U.S. road network and millions of points of interest, will also be included. Cities already available through this new agreement include New York City, New Orleans, Rome, Paris and London.
"Now the same combination of Keyhole's 3D graphics and DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite imagery that captivated television audiences worldwide will enable business users to interactively view the earth on their desktop," said Steve Jennings, vice president of marketing for DigitalGlobe. "By packaging the high-detail imagery and innovative 3D software applications together, DigitalGlobe and Keyhole open up new uses for imagery in markets such as business geographics, real estate, recreational planning and corporate intelligence worldwide," Jennings added.
"More so than any alternative, DigitalGlobe's high-resolution imagery gives our customers what they want -- broader geographic coverage, higher resolution, and more up-to-date earth information," said John Hanke, CEO of Keyhole. "DigitalGlobe and Keyhole represent the vanguard of the explosion of geospatial data. As digital technology advances, Keyhole provides the leading conduit for business users to access massive databases of best-of-class data. Now business users will benefit from DigitalGlobe's unparalleled imaging capability and Keyhole's high-performance, productivity-boosting applications."
Sample imagery can be accessed at http://www.digitalglobe.com/images/keyhole/Keyhole-DG-Beijing.jpg ; http://www.digitalglobe.com/images/keyhole/Keyhole-DG-London.jpg and http://www.digitalglobe.com/images/keyhole/Keyhole-DG-Taipei.jpg .
DigitalGlobe is an Earth imagery and information company in Longmont, Colo., USA. With the 2001 launch of its QuickBird satellite, DigitalGlobe has established a market leadership position. The company offers the world's highest resolution commercial satellite imagery, the most up-to-date archive, the largest image size, and the greatest on-board storage capacity of any satellite imagery provider. The competition has no plans to launch a comparable commercial satellite until at least 2006. In addition to offering technical superiority, DigitalGlobe distinguishes itself in the market through its commitment to excellent customer service, relationships with business partners and open-systems philosophy. More information can be found at http://www.digitalglobe.com/ .
About Keyhole Corporation
Based in Mountain View, CA, Keyhole, Inc., is the Internet 3D earth visualization pioneer and creator of the groundbreaking rich-mapping Keyhole solution that transforms the way users interact with geographic information and earth imagery. Keyhole's patent-pending EarthStream(TM) technology accelerates and enhances decisions for business and government by enabling fast, fluid interaction with multi-terabyte network-resident databases of earth imagery and geospatial information. Users can "fly" from space to street level seamlessly while interactively exploring layers of information including roads, schools, businesses, and demographics. Keyhole provides solutions to customers in the real estate, AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), transportation, and government sectors. Further information about Keyhole is available at http://www.keyhole.com/ .
DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.
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Web site: http://www.digitalglobe.com/