Posted on June 2nd, 2020

Maxar SecureWatch – Update on +Vivid, Offline/Online Country-wide 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 Maxar’s SecureWatch (formerly called Global Basemap or GBM).

As you can see from this map, the SecureWatch +Vivid product offers near complete coverage of the world’s landmasses, pretty impressive!

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!

June 2020 Product Update

Last month we checked out the SecureWatch coverage over Africa, and for our June update we pivot to a product that is available with all subscriptions, +Vivid, which are countrywide (or near countrywide) mosaics! If you have not heard of this offering before, the +Vivid coverage is impressive to say the least – check out the coverage map we included with this article. These regional coverage mosaics are also available for offline purchases making them a low-cost solution when GeoTIFF basemaps are required for your mapping project or software application. Here are more specific details on the +Vivid coverage in SecureWatch:

  • +Vivid SecureWatch Coverage Statistics
    • Total Coverage – 132,087,378 square kilometers (sq km)
    • Number of Countries Covered – 263
    • Number of Countries With 100% Coverage – 168
    • Key Countries With 100% Coverage
      • Afghanistan, 641,907 sq km
      • Brazil, 8,472,306 sq km
      • Germany, 357,200 sq km
      • Nigeria, 908,526 sq km
      • North Korea, 122,211 sq km
      • Sudan, 2,486,947 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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