Products and Services
Collecting and Analyzing Geospatial Information
Spaceborne
ALOS ALOS-2 TerraSAR-X Services Pleiades SPOT-5 SPOT6 & 7 WorldView-1 WorldView-2 WorldView-3 GeoEye-1 RapidEye
Airborne surveying
Aerial photogrammetric surveying Aerial laser surveying Thermal sensor surveying Hyperspectral Sensor Surveying PALS (Portable Aerialphotography and Locator System)
Vehicle/Ground Surveying
Road condition laser surveying Road condition surveying GPS surveying TS surveying Precision surveying Terrestrial Laser Surveying Ground based InSAR and Radar
Water area surveying
Bathymetry Seabed Exploration
Analysis Bases for Geospatial Information
Satellite Signal Receiving Facilities (Ground Stations) MMS High Accuracy Information Center
Utilizing Geospatial Information
GIS Cloud

Internet-based Regional Analysis and Marketing

Shoken Taisho

Reassurance with Disaster Prevention Systems also on the Cloud

Safe Home Return Map Service Disaster Prevention e-Learning

Trusted and Proven Services for Local Governments and Public Institutions

PasCAL for LGWAN Our Town Guide Facilities Booking System
GIS (Desktop/Enterprise)
MarketPlanner
Geospatial Information Consultant

Regional strategy analysis consultant

Contract analysis reports

Local government and administrative consultant

Disaster prevention plans and hazard maps Road and bridge design Water supply and sewage facility management Dam and Port Management Rivers and erosion control Ubiquitous Consulting

Individual system development

Mapping Solutions Maintenance and operation services
Data Provision
Sale of high-precision aerial photographs Aerial photographs of Okinawa Prefecture Satellite images Mapping data for GIS 3D Map Data 3D Elevation Data

WorldView-1: Optical Satellite

The WorldView-1 satellite is a next-generation satellite equipped with the most advanced control moment gyro. The WorldView-1 satellite is highly agile, has rapid targeting features, and is able to carry out efficient stereo imaging. It is capable to collect 50 cm-resolution panchromatic images within a 750,000 km2 area in one day.

WorldView-1 Products

This section provides an introduction to product levels based on differences in correcting methods for positional accuracy, and production options based on differences in image processing levels. Based on differences in the correction methods for product level positional accuracy, we provide nine types of images: "Basic Imagery," "Standard Imagery (two types)," and "Orthorectified Imagery (six types)."

Basic Imagery: Images targeted at customers who are able to undertake an advanced degree of image processing

Only radiometric correction and sensor correction are carried out.

Standard Imagery: Images targeted at general customers

In addition to radiometric correction and sensor correction, geometric correction is also carried out for distortions arising as a result of the earth's spherical surface. Furthermore, with regard to reference ellipsoid, images are corrected using coarse DEM in order to normalize unevenness in the terrain.
Ortho-ready standard images are targeted at customers who wish to carry out orthorectification on their own. These images are provided alongside the RPC information needed in the correction process. Please refer to the product guide for details.

Orthorectified Imagery: Images targeted at customers using images for GIS application and the creation of maps

In addition to radiometric correction, sensor correction, and geometric correction, terrain correction is also carried out using DEM and GCP. As mapping is made onto a map projection plane, these images can be used to detect changes and for other analytical applications that require a high level of absolute precision.

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Types of Orders

■Select Tasking

Orders may be made for all satellites; QuickBird satellite, WorldView-1 satellite, and WorldView-2 satellite.
Select Tasking is positioned as an entry-level ordering format for orders of newly imaged or acquired images.
Orders are accepted for the imaging period requested for by customers (maximum of 365 days).
Feasibility studies for imaging are carried out, and the customer is informed of the probability of conducting successful imaging during the acquisition period specified by the customer. New filming or photography orders for basic stereo pair images for the WorldView-1 satellite can only be ordered under the Select Tasking program (specified collection period must be more than 90 days).

■Select Plus Tasking

Orders may be made for all satellites; QuickBird satellite, WorldView-1 satellite, and WorldView-2 satellite.
Select Plus Tasking provides a higher level of service than Select Tasking. As a result of feasibility studies, Select Plus Tasking customers are provided with a shorter timeline than Select Tasking customers for regions that we receive many filming or photography orders for.
Orders are accepted for the imaging period requested for by customers (maximum of 365 days).
Feasibility studies for imaging are carried out, and the customer is informed of the probability of conducting successful acquisitions during the imaging period specified by the customer.

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Points to Note when Purchasing Images

WorldView-1 satellite images may only be used upon the customers' agreement to the "DigitalGlobe Product End-User License Agreement." Please read the contents of the agreement carefully prior to your purchase.

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Copyright Notice

All products and derivative products must clearly show the following copyright notices.
Products: "©DigitalGlobe, Inc., All Rights Reserved."
Derivative products: "Includes copyrighted material of DigitalGlobe, Inc., All Rights Reserved."

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WorldView-1 sample images

  • Location: San Francisco (United States)
    Location: San Francisco (United States)
  • Location: Kanagawa
    Location: Kanagawa

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WorldView-1 Satellite Specifications

Launched September 18, 2007
Pixel resolution Panchromatic 50 cm (Nadir) to 59 cm (25º Off-Nadir)
Multispectral NA
Onboard sensors Panchromatic 400 to 900 nm
Revisit frequency
(Within 30º off-Nadir)
1.7 days (resolution below 1 m), 5.9 days (50 cm resolution)
Swath width 17.6 km (Nadir)
Max contiguous area collected
(in a single pass)
Normal imaging: 60 km x 110 km
Stereo imaging: 30 km x 110 km
Geolocation accuracy Horizontal error (Nadir): 6.5 m (CE90%)
Radiometric 11bits
Overpass time 10:30 a.m.
Launch vehicle Boeing Delta II rocket
Launch site Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, United States
Orbit altitude 496 km (Sun-synchronous orbit)
Orbit period 94.6 minutes

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