Posted on March 8th, 2016

DigitalGlobe Basemap – A Worldwide Imagery Solution – Focus on +Vivid

Do you have the need for regularly updated images of locations around the world?

Perhaps you need imagery to integrate with an OEM solution you are developing?

Or maybe your organization uses large amounts of high-resolution imagery each year, and you are seeking a low-cost option for this data?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then the solution you are looking for is DigitalGlobe Basemap (GBM).

With DigitalGlobe Basemap, you have access to millions of square kilometers of imagery with low cloud-cover and off-nadir angles. This data is accessible in streaming web-mapping services as well as through an online viewer. And perhaps the most important feature of GBM is the regular updates you can receive as out-dated imagery is often of little or no use to our valued clients.

February 2016 Product Update

For February we feature another update on Global Basemap +Vivid. This product offers countrywide (or very close to countrywide) 50-cm color coverage for more than 140 nations of the world. The orthomosaics have at least 10.2-meter Circular Error 90% (CE90%) accuracy which can be better in limited areas. With a large portion of the world covered, + Vivid is an ideal solution for applications that require low-cost offline or streaming basemaps with minimal metadata associated.

In the past months, these countries were added to the +Vivid database:

Vivid_Coverage_Feb2016A coverage map showing available DigitalGlobe Basemap +Vivid countries. Available countries are colored dark green on this map and those that were added to the database in February are colored purple.
  • Brazil
  • Guyana
  • Uruguay
  • Suriname

In the coming months, most of Southeast Asia will be added to the +Vivid database, including these countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

DigitalGlobe Basemap Product Specifications

  • Geographic Regions Covered: defined area of interest, US county, country or global
  • Maximum Imagery Resolution: 50-centimeters through WMS and WCS; 60-cm for other delivery mechanisms
  • Data Sources: primary = WorldView-2 and GeoEye-1; secondary = QuickBird, IKONOS, WorldView-1 and aerial
  • Database Update Frequency: annual, semi-annual, quarterly or daily; updates are to limited portions of the database, not the entire database
  • Data Accuracy:5-meter CE90%
  • Database Access: OGC streaming services (i.e. WMS, WMST, WCS and WFS), Google Earth streaming services (i.e. EarthService), ArcGIS plugin (i.e. ImageConnect), offline database and online portal
  • Pricing Model: transactional and unlimited tiered subscriptions based on geography and number of users (with uplifts for more frequent updates and imagery downloads)
  • Subscription Term: annual

For more information on the pricing and coverage available in DigitalGlobe Basemap, you can reach our sales team anytime at or during typical business hours at (303) 993-3863.

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