Boulder, Colorado (Vocus) February 18, 2010
Spatial Energy, the leading source for digital imagery and services within the energy industry, today announced the extension of its preferred partner relationship with DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution world-imagery products and services for defense and intelligence, civil government, and commercial customers. Along with the technical team at DigitalGlobe, Spatial Energy will support research and development on the role of 8 band applications to the oil and gas market for DigitalGlobe’s latest high-resolution, remote-sensing satellite, WorldView-2.
The satellite launched on October 8, 2009 on a Boeing Delta II 7920 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. WorldView-2 is the first high-resolution 8-band multispectral commercial satellite. Operating at an altitude of 770 kilometers, WorldView-2 provides 50 cm panchromatic resolution and 2 meter multispectral resolution imagery to the commercial marketplace. It has an average revisit time of 1.1 days and, added to the DigitalGlobe constellation that is now capable of collecting over 500 million square kilometers per year, more than triples the DigitalGlobe multispectral collection capacity for more rapid and reliable collection. WorldView-2 provides the ability to perform precise change detection, mapping and analysis at unprecedented resolutions in 8-band multispectral imagery.
Bud Pope, President at Spatial Energy said, “We’re excited to announce our ability to offer the WorldView-2 satellite imagery data to our global oil & gas customers. By researching and validating various applications specific to DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2’s eight spectral bands to energy companies, we will significantly enhance our ability to serve our customer’s needs for feature identification, change detection, coastal analysis, and other high-value services in oil and gas exploration and production. We look forward to working with Digital Globe to enable new solutions for unique geologic mapping capabilities, both upstream and downstream, for oil and gas.”
Dave Singer, VP Channel Sales at DigitalGlobe commented, “We are pleased to recognize Spatial Energy as our continued preferred partner in delivery of imagery to the oil and gas industry. Over the past 5 years, they have aggressively expanded data sales in the energy market. DigitalGlobe looks forward to supporting Spatial Energy in growing opportunities in this sector by introducing the next generation 8-band imagery from WorldView-2. Significantly increasing DigitalGlobe’s collection capacity, WorldView -2 will enable at least annually updated coverage of the world as well as intra-day revisit for more rapid and reliable collection for our customers.”
As the most recent of the next-generation WorldView-class satellites, WorldView-2 features advanced agility and accuracy, industry-leading capacity, and eight-band multispectral imagery. The additional band capability supports improved levels of feature identification and extraction and more accurately reflects the world’s natural color.
The satellite was built by Ball Aerospace (NYSE: BLL) and the imaging sensor was provided by ITT Corporation’s (NYSE: ITT) Space Systems Division.
About Spatial Energy
Serving four of the five top Fortune 100 oil and gas companies on a daily basis, Spatial Energy offers imagery solutions, enterprise hosting and delivery and imagery analysis on behalf of the energy industry. Spatial Energy is solely dedicated to meeting the needs of energy companies operating worldwide. To that end, it acquires, processes, and manages the world’s most extensive collection of high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery, topographic maps, and digital elevation models (DEMs).
Known for its innovative tools and its extensive data provider network, Spatial Energy is committed to providing cost-effective, simple tools to help energy access imagery across the enterprise. By reducing the cost, time, and effort associated with acquiring and analyzing complex imagery, Spatial Energy helps energy companies turn imagery from a time-consuming task into a corporate asset. For more information on Spatial Energy, visit http://www.spatialenergy.com.