Posted on August 4th, 2020

Maxar SecureWatch – Update on Canada and the United States

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 Maxar’s SecureWatch (formerly called Global Basemap or GBM).

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

And if the SecureWatch streaming database lacks the coverage you need, Premium users are now able to download any image from the entire Maxar archive in a wide variety of formats!

July 2020 Product Update

The available Maxar SecureWatch imagery over Canada and the United States by location and with the most recent coverage date indicated with varying colors. In the vast majority of locations, there are multiple imagery dates available.

Last month we were in South America and for this month we travel north to the flagship region for SecureWatch, that being Canada and the United States. And well when you check out the coverage map of you see a whole lot of blue with green coming in second – that means tons of new data everywhere! The northern Rockies and Alaska tend to be the worst areas for coverage but that is not surprising giving the short growing season in this broad region.

Here is a more detailed summary of the SecureWatch coverage over Canada and the United States:

  • Canada and the United States SecureWatch Coverage By Year
    • Less than 1 year (yr) old – 16,589,300 sq km, 85.43% coverage of Canada & USA
    • 1 to 2 yr old – 12,842,700 sq km, 66.14% coverage
    • 2 to 3 yr old – 4,276,640 sq km, 22.02% coverage
    • 3 to 4 yr old – 15,883,600 sq km, 81.79% coverage
    • 4 yr old and greater – 7,924,630 sq km, 40.81% coverage
    • Total coverage – 57,516,870 sq km
    • Total (approximate) area considered – 19,418,849 sq km

SecureWatch Product Specifications

  • Accessible Geographic Regions: global (unless geo-fencing specifically requested by client)
  • Maximum Imagery Resolution: 50-centimeters through WMS and WCS; 30-cm for other delivery mechanisms
  • Data Sources: primary = WorldView-2/3/4 and GeoEye-1; secondary = QuickBird, IKONOS, WorldView-1 and aerial
  • Imagery Holdback Period For Updates: 90 day holdback for SecureWatch Standard; 2 day holdback for SecureWatch Premium; updates are to limited portions of the database, not the entire database
  • Data Accuracy: at least 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/downloads and online portal
  • Annual Downloads & Streaming Limits: Standard = 4 gigabytes (GB) and up, annual license for downloads; Premium = 2 GB and up, perpetual license for downloads
  • Maximum Concurrent Users: unlimited!
  • Data Layers: Standard = standard image strips, +Vivid country-wide mosaics, and OSM and Google Maps vectors; Premium = standard, +Daily and First Look image strips, +Metro, +Vivid and Landsat mosaics, and OSM and Google Maps vectors
  • Pricing Model: Standard and Premium tiered annual pricing models with increasing download and streaming limits; also a Streaming only annual model based on seats

SecureWatch Direct Archive Download Specifications

Premium SecureWatch users are able to download high-resolution satellite imagery from the entire Maxar archive in a variety of formats. Here are some details on this exciting offering:

  • Available Data Sources: entire commercial archives of GeoEye-1, IKONOS, QuickBird and WorldView-1/2/3/4 (SWIR included too!)
  • Annual Downloads Limits: 2 GB and up; metering combined with streaming usage
  • Product License: internal use and perpetual
  • Product Resolution: maximum resolution for each satellite
  • Product Formats: all standard types are offered including, orthoready, stereo, basic, 4-band bundle, 8-band bundle, ACOMP on, etc.

For more information on the pricing and coverage available in Maxar’s SecureWatch, you can reach our sales team anytime at sales@apollomapping.com or during typical American business hours at (303) 993-3863.

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