DigitalGlobe Wins Mapping Deal In Australia

Westminster, Colorado-based satellite mapping and imagery provider DigitalGlobe said Thursday that it has completed the first phase of a mapping initiative in Australia, for PSMA Australia. According to DigitalGlobe, it is mapping the locations and characterize the physical attributes of more than 15 million structures spread across the entire continent of Australia. Financial details of that deal were not announced. DigitalGlobe said it so far has provided 7.6 million square kilometers of high resolution satellite imagery as part of the first phase of the effort, and is now working on a second phase of the project, which will map out building footprints and heights, rooftop materials, solar panels, and even swimming pools.