DigitalGlobe Backs Geoscape with Continent-Scale Mapping Initiative

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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WESTMINSTER, CO: Earlier this month, the global provider of commercial, high-resolution, world imagery products and services, DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI) declared the completion of phase one of the continent-scale mapping initiative that will help the product from PSMA Australia—Geoscape—to sustain digital economy of Australia. In phase two, DigitalGlobe will utilize an array of geospatial technologies to draw the locations and characterize the physical components of over 15 million structures in the Australian continent. The accurate infrastructure information by DigitalGlobe allows Geoscape to make right decision in critical time.

PSMA Australia supports a range of public and private business solutions with national geospatial datasets extracted from authoritative sources. The continent-scale mapping will be leveraged by PSMA Australia in their Geoscape. And it enables Australian industries to learn about the comprehensive view of assets across the country. After the completion of all the phases, Geoscape will proffer a complete view into the location, characteristics of structures inside the whole continent with accurate confirmation.

For this initiative, DigitalGlobe is generating a huge amount of high resolution geospatial content and location information created for over 7.6 million square kilometers of satellite images. Adelaide is also included in the first phase of this initiative submitted to PSMA Australia by DigitalGlobe. This insight can be utilized by many applications like, urban planning and services delivery, business intelligence, policy development, emergency planning and management, and many research activities.

Geoscape leverages DigitalGlobe’s created geospatial datasets with PSMA Australia’s Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF), digital elevation models, parcel data, transportation network data and other information to develop Geoscape to market.

“Geoscape is a significant innovation that will provide essential infrastructure for Australia’s digital economy,” said Dan Paull, Chief Executive Officer at PSMA. “By linking together many different attributes and data types, Geoscape will provide a greater understanding of what exists at an address—buildings, features, and land cover—for every address in Australia.”

“We are excited to combine GBDX and a full spectrum of geo capabilities with PSMA’s skills and vertical knowledge to provide a unique and valuable product for the Australian market—at unprecedented scale!,” said Shay Har-Noy, Platform General Manager of DigitalGlobe.