DigitalGlobe Launches the DigitalGlobe Foundation to Support Educational Uses of Geospatial Technology

by | Oct 15, 2013

LONGMONT, Colo., Oct. 11, 2013”DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, today announced the launch of the DigitalGlobe Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on fostering the growth of the next generation of geospatial technology professionals.

The DigitalGlobe Foundation is uniquely positioned to help prepare the geospatial leaders of tomorrow, said Jeffrey R. Tarr, President and Chief Executive Officer of DigitalGlobe. We believe that providing the best possible high-resolution commercial satellite imagery to advance research and education will equip students and institutions help realize our purpose of Seeing a Better Worldâ„¢.

The Foundation was established on the belief that we have a unique opportunity to help educate students about the important uses of commercial satellite imagery, and geospatial analytics, said Mark Brender, Executive Director of the DigitalGlobe Foundation. From space-based Earth observations comes knowledge and awareness, and from knowledge and awareness comes action to help solve the challenging problems facing humankind.

As part of its long-term initiatives, the DigitalGlobe Foundation is particularly pleased to expand its partnership with U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). Herndon, Va.-based USGIF sponsors and promotes geospatial educational programs and has accredited geospatial programs at eight universities.

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