Launching DigitalGlobe's Maps API

DigitalGlobe, the largest commercial satellite data provider in the world, just launched the Maps API. DigitalGlobe collects 70 terabytes of imagery on an average day with their constellation of six large satellites and is planning a number of smallsat launches. From that vast sensor stream, they create the GlobalBaseMap, showing the latest images they’ve captured, as well as +Vivid, a mosaic that prioritizes aesthetics. The Maps API opens up access to both layers. Mapbox powers the API, delivering fast basemaps to developers via our JavaScript SDKs, our mobile SDKs, and our web services.

We’re eager to see what people build with DigitalGlobe’s API. Give it a try! And if you have questions about hosting your imagery with us, get in touch!