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Breakthrough Collaboration Offers Affordable Pricing to Enable Journalists, Online Publishers and Data Scientists to Quickly Create Dynamic Maps Featuring On-Demand Satellite Imagery
New York, NY – April XX, 2015 – Today CartoDB and DigitalGlobe partnered to bring satellite data to mapmakers everywhere in order to help them visually explain the events and information shaping our world. The new offering will provide users of all levels with access to the latest satellite content from DigitalGlobe, enabling journalists, publishers, bloggers and web developers to easily incorporate high-resolution imagery into their online content in a matter of minutes.
“Our collaboration with DigitalGlobe is a significant development for anyone who publishes stories about our world,” said Javier de la Torre, co-founder and CEO of CartoDB. “This partnership will democratize access to high-resolution satellite imagery and data on-demand, incorporating satellite images into interactive stories and content at an affordable price point.” De la Torre continues, “The combined power of DigitalGlobe’s extremely current satellite imagery and CartoDB’s easy-to-use platform will enable creative storytellers to communicate and contextualize data with the simple click of a button.”
Entry-level pricing for the new cloud-based offering is very affordable, and the platform enables access to high-resolution imagery captured as recently as 24 hours ago, and archive imagery dating back to 2011. CartoDB is already the easiest-to-use mapping tool on the web, and now anyone can gain access to these services by signing up for a CartoDB Enterprise account.
“Seeing a better world™ just got easier and faster for journalists, media outlets, and researchers who want to add geospatial context to their online content,” said Josh Winer, Sales Manager of DigitalGlobe. “With the ease of CartoDB’s mapping tools and platform, customers of any size can quickly and easily integrate high-resolution satellite imagery into their online maps and stories. We’re thrilled to partner with CartoDB and look forward to empowering their community.”
For high-resolution imagery on demand see http://cartodb.com/solutions/satellite-aerial-image/
CartoDB is an open source, easy-to-use mapping and visualization tool that allows anyone to create interactive maps with their own data. The cloud-based solution is easy to install and allows users to create visualizations in seconds. The CartoDB Editor is an online tool that enables anyone to analyze and visualize location data, enabling seamless publishing features and collaboration tools. Those looking to do even more with their data can use the CartoDB Platform, a mapping engine that offers a set of APIs and libraries to help users create maps, manage their data and run geospatial analyses. For examples of maps created using CartoDB, visit the Map Gallery.
DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers 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 registered trademark of DigitalGlobe
An example of a map resulting from this partnership is this map of Elon Musk’s Gigafactory (over five football fields long as of February).