From: Maxar Technologies
Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), is proud to announce two leadership appointments to the newly formed World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), formed during the 8th session of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) held on August 2, 2018. WGIC is comprised of 21 geospatial thought leaders advocating for the adoption of geospatial technologies and strengthening its contribution in the world economy. DigitalGlobe’s President Dan Jablonsky serves as a patron of this organization. In addition, WGIC elected DigitalGlobe’s Senior Vice President Amy Minnick to serve in the role of President of the Council.
WGIC will focus on facilitating the exchange of knowledge amongst geospatial industry leaders with the goal of educating both public- and private-sector organizations about the true potential for geospatial technologies to solve problems for businesses and governments alike, from monitoring commercial assets to eradicating diseases such as polio. WGIC will also raise awareness among public officials, multi-lateral agencies, and other government agencies to the importance of reduced regulatory constraints on private sector participation in the geospatial industry and promoting the benefits of the commercialization of geospatial information.
“I’m proud to support the creation of WGIC to advocate for the geospatial industry as a whole and help grow the adoption of our collective capabilities,” said Jablonsky. “At DigitalGlobe, we have leveraged geospatial technologies to help our customers make decisions with confidence for the past 25 years, and we look forward to leveraging the united power of WGIC to further accelerate adoption of geospatial technologies.”
“WGIC brings the industry together united in one goal: to raise awareness around geospatial technologies and its impact on our planet,” said Minnick. “I am honored to be selected to lead this council in its efforts to educate, innovate and influence policy to enable the accessibility of geospatial data and technologies across the globe and ultimately to Build a Better World.”
DigitalGlobe is the global leader in commercial high-resolution satellite imagery used by decision makers to better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. DigitalGlobe is a Maxar Technologies company (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR). For more information visit www.DigitalGlobe.com.
About Maxar Technologies
As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is at the nexus of the new space economy, developing and sustaining the infrastructure and delivering the information, services, and systems that unlock the promise of space for commercial and government markets. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides vertically-integrated capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in over 30 global locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes MDA, SSL, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com.
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