Posted on November 1st, 2016

DigitalGlobe Basemap – A Worldwide Imagery Solution – Focus on Central America

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.

October 2016 Product Update

gbm_central_america_oct2016The available DigitalGlobe Basemap imagery over Central America by location and the most recent coverage date. In the vast majority of locations, there are multiple imagery dates available.

In October’s focus on GBM we looked at China, this month we move back into the Western Hemisphere and check out the coverage over Central America. And we have to say we are very impressed with the currency of the data especially considering the cloud cover in this region. Check out the coverage map here and the stats below to find out more.

  • Central America GBM Coverage By Year
    • Less than 1 year (yr) old – 422,747 sq km, 81.74% coverage of Central America
    • 1 to 2 yr old – 367,559 sq km, 71.06% coverage
    • 2 to 3 yr old – 354,287 sq km, 68.50% coverage
    • 3 to 4 yr old – 217,220 sq km, 42.00% coverage
    • 4 yr old and greater – 514,532 sq km, 99.48% coverage
    • Total coverage – 1,876,345 sq km
    • Total (approximate) area of Central America – 517,185 sq km

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; 30-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: 8.5-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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