UNOOSA / GEO Discovery Day in Geneva

Discovery Day Geneva 2016

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Group of Earth Observations (GEO), with the support of DigitalGlobe, are organizing the Discovery Day 2016 meeting in Geneva on the 11th of May 2016 at the headquarters of the World Meteorological Organization.

Publishing Date: 

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 14:40


WorldView-3 satellite sensor completes its first operating year

WorldView-3 getting ready for its launch one year ago (Image: DigitalGlobe)

The WorldView-3 satellite sensor has completed a successful year in orbit after its launch on August 13, 2014.


Publishing Date: 

Tue, 18/08/2015 - 11:25

GEOINT Hackathon

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

The goal of the Hackaton is to bring together and introduce both non-GEOINT and GEOINT-savvy coders to interesting problems requiring inventive coding solutions. In addition to enabling participation from the non-GEOINT coding world, the end result will be a working code base that performs a specifically requested set of functions or provides answers as outputs.






12/06/2015 to 14/06/2015

Venue City: 

Herndon, Virginia


DigitalGlobe Office

Venue Country: 

  • United States of America

Event Organisers: 

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)

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Volunteers mapped Nepal’s Earthquake within 48 hours

Dharahara tower in Kathmandu before and after the earthquake (Image: DigitalGlobe)

The same day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, digital volunteers from all over the world began to map the affected areas. Based on data and satellite imagery the created maps help first responders, before they even hit the ground, on search, rescue and relief operations.


Publishing Date: 

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 11:12

UN-SPIDER participates in DigitalGlobe ENGAGE 2015 Conference

The Engage2015 conference brought together professionals from the earth observation field and decision makers worldwide (Image: DigitalGlobe)

DigitalGlobe organised this week, 27 to 29 April, the ENGAGE 2015 conference in London. It  focused on the importance of geospatial information and tools to help overcome challenges.

Publishing Date: 

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 10:14

Digital Globe: First complete satellite imagery base map of Africa now available

All african countries are covered in the first complete satellite imagery base map of the continent. (Image: NASA)

DigitalGlobe announced on 28 April 28 the first complete and consistent high resolution satellite imagery base map for Africa. The map is unique through its high level of detail: a 50 cm ground resolution for all countries in Africa. It is the first map that covers the whole continent and not only small areas of interest.


Publishing Date: 

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 11:32

DigitalGlobe: Community to help map damage in Vanuatu through Tomnod

Tomnod calls for crowdsourcing volunteers to help map Vanuatu (Image: Tomnod)

DigitalGlobe's Tomnod programme is asking its crowdsourcing volunteers to map the damage caused by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.


Publishing Date: 

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 12:18

DigitalGlobe: End of QuickBird mission

QuickBird's final image showing Port Elizabeth in South Africa

On 27 January, the QuickBird Earth Observation satellite re-entered Earth’s atmosphere after 13 years in orbit.


Publishing Date: 

Wed, 18/02/2015 - 12:57

DigitalGlobe prolongs useful lives of WorldView satellite mission

Earth seen from Space

On 18 December 2014, leading global provider of high-resolution earth observation data DigitalGlobe announced the extension of the useful lives of two of its satellites, namely WorldView-1 and WorldView-2.

Publishing Date: 

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:53

SWIR sensor: Seeing through active fire smoke

SWIR on WorldView-3 can see through dense fire smoke detecting hot spots and flame fronts.

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Publishing Date: 

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 13:21


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