DigitalGlobe is uploading petabytes of some of the most beautiful imagery we’ve ever seen. With no seams, clouds, or haze, their +Vivid country mosaics cover the majority of the world’s land mass. And there’s a lot more to come from DigitalGlobe’s imagery team, which has done all of the imagery processing work.
The Louvre in Paris seen in DigitalGlobe’s +VIVID mosaic for Western Europe, with Mapbox Streets labels on top.
"+Vivid is one of the highest quality imagery products we've ever created and starting today we're using Mapbox APIs to distribute our content and make it simple for anyone to build our images into their apps. Combining the quality of our imagery with the easy-to-use API building blocks that Mapbox provides is a big win for app developers who need the most accurate and up to date location information."
Jeff Tarr, DigitalGlobe’s CEO
With the new DigitalGlobe Maps API, DigitalGlobe customers can now add labels or data overlays on top of their imagery. Mapbox servers combine the different layers into a single map, reducing the number of map tiles and cutting down on HTTP requests and data transmission. And by letting developers choose custom imagery compression settings, Mapbox speeds up DigitalGlobe’s imagery product by 200%+ and reduces the average size of imagery map tiles from 24kb to 16kb, dropping the imagery size by 33%.