How do you Move a Vast Imagery Archive?

Satellite imaging company DigitalGlobe recently wrote an interesting blog post about their vast archive of imagery and how they are moving it to the cloud. Some interesting statistics from the … [Read more...]

DigitalGlobe is helping to combat slavery at sea

DigitalGlobe recently released this article which highlights the use, by the Associated Press, of high resolution imagery from DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite to combat slavery on fishing ships. … [Read more...]

Using artificial intelligence on satellite imagery

We recently came across this interesting article which talks about how DigitalGlobe is applying AI to satellite imagery recognition. Humans brains are still extremely useful, so DigitalGlobe also has … [Read more...]

WorldView-4 and SkySat launches

The next couple of days will see two significant launches for satellite imaging. If all goes well, the first launch will be four SkySat satellites owned by Google's Terra Bella. They are expected to … [Read more...]

Can we see Antarctic seals in Google Earth?

We recently came across this interesting article on the DigitalGlobe blog. It is about using imagery crowd-sourcing site Tomnod to count seals in DigitalGlobe satellite imagery of Antarctica. The very … [Read more...]


DigtialGlobe's WorldView-4 is expected to be launched next month, on September 15, 2016. According to Wikipedia, WorldView-4 started life as GeoEye-2 back in 2007. However, DigitalGlobe bought GeoEye … [Read more...]

Sun-synchronous orbit

In yesterday's post we suggested that the reason for the near polar orbit of most imaging satellites was to improve coverage. After a bit more research it turns out to be more interesting than that. … [Read more...]

Saab and DigitalGlobe working on 3D globe

Saab and DigitalGlobe have announced a new joint venture called Vricon. It will be a Google Earth like product featuring 3D models similar to the 3D mesh that Google is rolling out. The key difference … [Read more...]

Oil Slick from Oil Platform Explosion in Google Earth

Most oil platforms can not be seen in Google Earth. This is because Google and its imagery providers do not bother with imagery of the oceans far from the coast unless there is something of particular … [Read more...]

Another look at DigitalGlobe’s FirstLook coverage

Last week we had a look at Digital Globe's FirstLook service and some imagery of the damage done by Cyclone Pam to Vanuatu. We have been going through some of the locations from the DigitalGlobe … [Read more...]