DigitalGlobe Basemap – A Worldwide Imagery Solution – Focus on Sub Saharan Africa - Apollo Mapping
Posted on August 2nd, 2016

DigitalGlobe Basemap – A Worldwide Imagery Solution – Focus on Sub Saharan Africa

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.

July 2016 Product Update

The available DigitalGlobe Basemap imagery over the Sub Saharan Africa by location and the most recent coverage date. In the vast majority of locations, there are multiple imagery dates available.

From last month’s look at the European Union, this month our focus moves south to Sub Saharan Africa. And while the coverage is not as extensive, it is still robust especially over the major population centers. Here are a few statistics about the Sub Saharan Africa GBM coverage you might find interesting!

  • Sub Saharan Africa GBM Coverage By Year
    • Less than 1 year (yr) old – 17,466,020 sq km, 72.38% coverage of Sub Saharan Africa
    • 1 to 2 yr old – 16,951,867 sq km, 70.25% coverage
    • 2 to 3 yr old – 17,174,357 sq km, 71.17% coverage
    • 3 to 4 yr old – 6,930,921 sq km, 28.72% coverage
    • 4 yr old and greater – 19,107,990 sq km, 79.18% coverage
    • Total coverage – 77,631,155 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; 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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