Posted on March 7th, 2017

DigitalGlobe Basemap – A Worldwide Imagery Solution – Focus on Vivid: Full Country Offline Mosaics

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’s Global Basemap (GBM).

With Global 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.

March 2017 Product Update

A map of the available +Vivid GBM mosaics with current coverage in bright green.

In February, we looked at Basemap coverage over South America and this month we change our focus slightly with a look at the GBM offline coverage that is available for immediate delivery. Referred to as +Vivid, this version of GBM is meant for applications requiring offline raster delivery. While not as recent as the coverage you can find in the online GBM database, +Vivid serves a distinct purpose streaming services cannot, i.e. offline delivery. With some 115,244,000 square kilometers (sq km) of seamless mosaics ready for download, the +Vivid database covers about 87% of the world’s land masses!

Global 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: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’s Global Basemap, you can reach our sales team anytime at sales@apollomapping.com or during typical business hours at (303) 993-3863.

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