DigitalGlobe Inc was originally incorporated as EarthWatch on September 30, 1993 under the laws of the State of Colorado and reincorporated in the State of Delaware on August 21, 1995. The Company provides high-resolution Earth-imagery products and services sourced from its own advanced satellite constellation and third-party providers. Its products and services support a variety of uses, including defense, intelligence and homeland security applications, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration and infrastructure management. It offers earth imagery products that comprise of imagery from its constellation of five high-resolution satellites. It also provides geospatial information and insight services in which it combines its earth imagery, analytical expertise, and innovative technology to deliver integrated solutions. It sells its imagery and services to two groups of customers: U.S. Government and Diversified Commercial. Its existing and potential competitors for satellite imagery and information include: companies with satellites, including Astrium Geo-Information, Services, ImageSat International N.V., Blackbridge AG (previously known as RapidEye), Planet Labs, Skybox Imaging, Inc. and Urthecast; foreign governments, including India, South Korea, Taiwan and others that sell their data commercially; companies that provide geospatial analytic information and services and among others. Its principal customers are governments, including U.S. and foreign defense and intelligence, civil agencies and providers of location-based services, as well as companies in a variety of industry verticals, including financial services, energy, telecommunications, utility, forestry, mining, environmental and agricultural industries. Its operations are regulated under various federal, state, local and international laws governing the environment.
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