Stanislaus County California Signs With DigitalGlobe for Precision Aerial Imagery
DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) said that California's Stanislaus County has contracted to use its Precision Aerial Imagery to monitor changes and manage government projects across the Central Valley county's 1,500 square mile (3,900 square kilometer) area.
DigitalGlobe's Precision Aerial product delivers the industry's first high-quality, wall-to-wall collection of 30 cm natural color and 60 cm color infrared (CIR) aerial orthomosaics covering 10 million square kilometers (four million square miles) across the contiguous United States and Western Europe. Through an agreement with Microsoft, premium quality imagery is acquired exclusively using Microsoft's UltraCamG digital imaging technology to provide comprehensive coverage with industry leading accuracy, quality and aesthetics.
Stanislaus County GIS Manager Peou Khiek said that because DigitalGlobe's aerial imagery is both comprehensive and constantly refreshed, DigitalGlobe is the best single source for information. The company's solution also reduces the time and money his county typically spends to acquire imagery.
"We previously used multiple vendors to source our imagery, which was not only costly but took a lot of resources to manage. DigitalGlobe's product is easy to access. And because we can select the specific imagery we need, it is easier on our ever-tightening budget. Our county GIS users can now get the visual perspective to quickly see where changes have occurred, or manage projects without always having to go into the field. As our population increases and growth returns, DigitalGlobe will continue to deliver the off-the-shelf solution that simplifies the process of detecting and managing change in the long term."
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