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DigitalGlobe Expands Imagery Solutions for Oil and Gas

May 27, 2008  - By
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DigitalGlobe has unveiled ImageConnect: Oil and Gas, an online imagery service with on-demand access via GIS and Web mapping services to areas of global oil and gas exploration. Built upon DigitalGlobe’s standard ImageConnect solution, ImageConnect Oil and Gas provides imagery of geographic areas important to upstream oil and gas exploration, including oil basins, refineries, pipelines, and geological areas of interest to the oil and gas industry.

ImageConnect: Oil and Gas provides online access to a 1 million square kilometer global image layer of high-resolution satellite-imaged oil basins. With DigitalGlobe’s content collection strategy for identifying and gathering high-interest areas around the world, ImageConnect Oil and Gas will have new images added regularly from DigitalGlobe’s constellation of highly accurate, sub-meter satellites.

“Our world imagery solutions affect oil and gas professionals’ view on location decisions, by bringing within their reach, both economically and geographically, premium imagery for monitoring and exploring oil fields and facilities,” said Marc Tremblay, senior vice-president and general manager of DigitalGlobe’s commercial business unit.

“By accessing our advanced imagery online, oil and gas enterprises can increase their visibility into potential expansion areas, select the best location for infrastructure placement in remote and rugged terrain, and quickly monitor facilities and reclamation areas by reducing the time and operational costs associated with onsite monitoring and surveying.”

With a subscription to ImageConnect, GIS professionals can connect directly to DigitalGlobe’s global online image library for country- or industry-specific areas of interest through plug-ins for major desktop mapping software applications, including ESRI ArcGIS, MapInfo Professional, Autodesk Map 3D, or any WMS-enabled client.

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