DigitalGlobe, a major content provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has extended its contract with DigitalGlobe to enable a “Rapid Delivery of Online Geospatial-Intelligence” (RDOG). DigitalGlobe is providing NGA with unclassified imagery-derived products and services in support of NGA’s mission to develop imagery and map-based intelligence solutions for U.S. national defense, homeland security and safety of navigation.
“When RDOG was announced, it was an innovative, new world imagery solution which provided unparalleled support to the war-fighter by combining DigitalGlobe's imagery and web services solutions,” said David Robinson, DigitalGlobe’s senior director of U.S. National Security Programs. “Over the past year, the RDOG program has exceeded expectations and has proven to be extremely beneficial when responding to recent world events. We are honored to continue our relationship with the NGA to offer innovative imagery solutions in support of the war-fighter.”
RDOG was first announced in June 2009 and continues to solidify the web capabilities that DigitalGlobe has offered for the last 5 years. DigitalGlobe’s standard web services enable rapid dissemination of the latest NextView-licensed imagery of specified areas to the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) within 24 hours of collection. The imagery has been used to respond to humanitarian efforts related to the crises in Haiti and Chile as well as military exercises around the globe.
DigitalGlobe was the original RDOG supplier and the service is now an NGA standard. In the first year of the program, DigitalGlobe expanded RDOG’s capabilities to include offline deliverables in addition to the online deliverables. This capability extends RDOG’s viability into areas without Internet connectivity – a situation often faced by users.