Press Release

DigitalGlobe and NTT DATA Corporation Announce Partnership to Expand Usage of Elevation Data

By SpaceRef Editor
February 14, 2017
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DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, and NTT DATA Corporation (TOKYO: 9613), a leading global IT services provider, today announced the start of an expanded partnership involving the use of elevation data in their respective products, effective immediately.

DigitalGlobe will offer NTT DATA’s 5-meter digital elevation model (DEM), called AW3DTM Standard, to customers both directly and through its global resellers, bolstering DigitalGlobe’s position as an industry-leading source for imagery and elevation information. For NTT DATA, the arrangement broadens the company’s global sales network and strengthens its role as a DigitalGlobe Information Partner.

AW3DTM Standard, the industry’s highest-resolution, pre-produced global DEM, is now part of DigitalGlobe’s Elevations Suite of products for wide-ranging applications, such as line-of-sight modelling, urban planning, and floodplain analysis. Applicable industries include telecommunications, civil engineering, and insurance and risk.

“This agreement gives DigitalGlobe customers access to the highest quality and widest variety of readily-available global terrain models,” said James Rogers, DigitalGlobe’s Vice President of Product Marketing and Management. “Paired with our high-accuracy, high-resolution imagery, our customers now have the best data at hand with which to make critical decisions with confidence.”

“Our partnership enables us to deliver our highest-resolution global dataset to new clients through DigitalGlobe’s global network,” said Koji Kato, NTT DATA’s Head of e-Community Division. “New clients in a wide range of fields will now use our data to gain greater insight into a variety of global issues related to the earth’s topography. Going forward, we hope to expand our strategic partnership even further to offer additional value-added products to global clients.”

About DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution Earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers 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.

About NTT DATA Corporation

NTT DATA is a leading business and IT services provider and global innovation partner with 80,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process and IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We’re part of NTT Group, one of the world’s largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues, and partner to 80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a range of businesses and government agencies.

SpaceRef staff editor.