WESTMINSTER, Colo. & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – DigitalGlobe, a business unit of Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), today announced a multi-year agreement with Orbital Insight to expand the scope of their existing data partnership and fuel global-scale analytic solutions.
Orbital Insight, a leader in geospatial analytics, will operate at petabyte-scale as a DigitalGlobe Geospatial Big Data (GBDX) platform partner. With broader access to DigitalGlobe's tremendous imagery archive, Orbital Insight will further refine its analytic capabilities, which include use cases like estimating harvest yields, making more accurate retail predictions, assessing the societal and economic status of large regions and monitoring global energy and natural resource markets. The extracted information will help businesses and governments make decisions with confidence.
This expanded partnership allows us to provide more comprehensive and sophisticated insights to our customers across industries, said Dr. James Crawford, founder and CEO of Orbital Insight. Using DigitalGlobe's GBDX platform will improve both the resolution and geographic coverage of the data we analyze and interpret. This gives our customers increased precision when making business and policy decisions.
Orbital Insight is creating valuable commercial solutions by combining their world-class algorithms and data science with the power of GBDX and DigitalGlobe's 17-year, time-lapse image library, said Dan Jablonsky, President of DigitalGlobe. Together, we will be able to help customers understand trends and patterns about their industries that can only be revealed by interpreting massive amounts of geospatial content from across the world.
DigitalGlobe is the global leader in commercial high-resolution satellite imagery used by decision makers to better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. DigitalGlobe is a business unit of Maxar Technologies, a U.S. operating company (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR). For more information visit www.DigitalGlobe.com.
About Maxar Technologies
Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes: SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe, and Radiant Solutions. Every day millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit www.Maxar.com.
About Orbital Insight
Orbital Insight develops geospatial analytics to help its clients unlock societal and economic trends at a global scale. We source petabytes of satellite, drone, balloon and other unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) data. Using computer vision and machine learning technologies, we process and interpret this data to create insights and intelligence enabling businesses, governments and NGOs to make better decisions. Learn why Fast Company voted us one of the most innovative companies of 2017 at www.orbitalinsight.com.