Posted on August 5th, 2014

Global 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’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.

July 2014 Global Basemap Product Update

As part of DigitalGlobe’s commitment to having 90% of the continental USA covered with imagery no older than 12 months by the end of 2014, here are some statistics to show you the significant progress being made to this end:

GBMCoverage_CentralAmerica_July2014A coverage map showing available color Global Basemap imagery over Central America by location and date.
  • Out of 3,008 USA counties, 1,634 have 75% or greater coverage less than 12 months old; and 1,149 have 90% or greater coverage.
  • Half of the states have 70% or greater coverage less than 12 months old; and 6 states have 85% or greater coverage:
    • California
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Hawaii
    • Rhode Island

Global Basemap Product Specifications

  • Geographic Regions Covered:  defined area of interest, country-level 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 (for Refresh 2.0 only); 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 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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