New service to immediately download 50cm+ Imagery
The Instant Satellite Imagery Portal is a new, easy to use,
DigitalGlobe imagery ordering system offered exclusively through the Harrisgeospatial.com/marketplace.
Using the “clip and ship” method, customers can purchase high resolution,
natural color imagery of his or her area of interest, and receive the data
within hours. These captures come standard as orthorectified, with little to no
cloud cover present. On top of a large archive to choose from, the Imagery Portal
offers the following benefits:
- Delivery within a few hours (compared to multiple days), with no added rush order costs
- Lower square kilometer rate
- 10 square kilometer minimum area required for purchase, 15 square kilometers smaller than the industry standard
- Coverage of nearly the entire world
The imagery offered through this
service is a great option for multiple types of projects. Whether you just need
a picture of your house, or base map data for site building plans, you can find
imagery here that can fit any budget.
How to Order
You can find and purchase the Satellite Imagery Portal data through a number of ways on our website. Once you have gone to
Harrisgeospatial.com/marketplace, a banner will appear at the top, such as is seen in the image
below. From here, you can either click the big red button in the middle reading
“Download Current Satellite Imagery Right Now”, or click “Data Store”, which is
highlighted in the tool bar at the top. If you click the “Data Store” link, you
can proceed by clicking the “Satellite Imagery Now” option.
From here, you will be taken to the section where you would
define your area of interest. This can be done a number of ways. In the image
below, you will see where you can type in an identifier of your area
(coordinates, address, city, etc.), and the tool bar which allows you to create
a polygon around your area. These have both been circled. Through the
“Utilities” section on the left side of the page, you can upload a KMZ or SHP
file of your area as well.
Once your area has been defined, you will then be taken to
the checkout page. The Imagery Portal data will be presented with the title
“DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery”, as seen below. From here you can see the
price, capture date, resolution, and the amount of coverage of your area
provided by each image. By clicking the “View” button, you see a low resolution
sample showing the coverage. While the quality will be much lower than the
image you would receive, it will be enough to show if there is any cloud cover
over your area.
After finding the image best suited for your
project, all that’s left is filling out your contact information and credit
card number. With very few exceptions, this data is accessible to anyone in
almost every country. A group of sales persons and customer services
representatives are also available if you have any questions regarding the
imagery before committing to purchase.
Our goal with the Instant Satellite Imagery Portal is to offer
the most affordable imagery of the highest resolution for as much of the world
as possible. We often see requests of persons just wanting a picture of his or
her house or neighborhood, and don’t have the want or the budget to pay for 25
square kilometers of imagery. This option also makes it more feasible for
larger projects from, say, civil engineering or oil and gas firms. It is not
uncommon for us to receive requests from such companies needing a base map
image before working on a site, but will realize that the preexisting budget
for the project did not account for such a high minimum area. Instead of having
to opt for a lower resolution, older capture, they could now find an image at
the desired resolution for a much lower cost. Even for larger scale projects,
this service makes high resolution imagery more accessible and less expensive
than it was before.