Urban Planning

Our vast library of earth imagery combined with our abilities to refresh imagery from our collection of satellites and flight programs provide vital tools for monitoring targeted environments and surrounding areas. Agencies are able to gather a greater understanding of its national resources and its abilities to protect, conserve and explore those assets over time. Our imagery determines strategies for future restoration which minimize risks and hazards and protect wilderness and national park areas.

Our multispectral imagery products provide a means to analyze and classify land use across coastal water areas, vegetation structure and composition, barren land and open soils, built up or paved surfaces. All of these can determine the potential for land use to support federal initiatives for agriculture, mining, transportation, telecommunications, and urban development. You are able to track community growth and development according to demographics, identify and plan land use in agricultural, commercial, industrial and residential areas and associate land ownership with parcels to calculate tax assessment.

Our satellite and aerial images cover significant areas of the world. With our rapid collection capabilities of QuickBird and WorldView we can reach the widest geographic areas quickly and easily without the deployment of onsite surveying. Establishing an accurate base map is critical for state, local, and federal agencies worldwide. You can quickly create an accurate base map with our images and integrate them into GIS to enhance vector map layers and serve as the ground truth for other applications. For national mapping initiatives the accuracy and high-resolution content from our satellites provides the unique base layer for many federal and ministries programs.

The visual clarity and technical accuracy of earth imagery reveals a more comprehensive view of a selected site and its surrounding area. Physical factors like access to new roadways, where nearby commercial and residential areas exist and identification of the types and condition of abutting vegetation are not revealed in standard line maps and visual mockups. Using our high resolution imagery, today’s land development professionals achieve a greater understanding of the overall geography and terrain and report fewer site visits, which previously consumed greater time, money, and resources.

Important project details that DigitalGlobe imagery contributes to successful AEC projects include the following:

Pavement edges and pavement types
Buildings and other large structures
Driveways, sidewalks, and fences
Obstructions like rock outcroppings, trees, and culverts
Utility structures, such as cross boxes and transformers
Number of stream, road and railroad crossings

Communicating More Information Faster
Earth imagery conveys 80% more information than traditional maps and vector drawings. Consequently, it is naturally now a key communication tool for the building industry both internally between coworkers and externally with clients and regulatory agencies. Throughout the design and construction phase, our imagery forms a base layer for key collaborative activities between interested parties.

Enhance the Design Process
In competitive bidding, the detail and attractiveness of high quality color imagery can give your designs more of an impact. During the master planning and schematic design phases, high quality, recent imagery can serve as a key tool in successfully determining relationships to other structures, trees, sidewalks, and more.

A Picture Saves a Thousand Words
Architects and builders turn to our high quality imagery because of its clarity, accuracy and image processing capability. Our imagery enhances the selling and marketing effectiveness of a firm and its portfolio, whether digital or in print.

Integrating Imagery to Your Enterprise
Whether you are formulating roads and infrastructure or building a strip mall, using DigitalGlobe imagery can streamline your work. We provide both satellite and aerial imagery in and out of online and offline solutions that make it a powerful part of your workflow.