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Old Posted Mar 1, 2015, 6:26 PM
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Sorry Longmont; Oh so close, Broomfield; Hello Westminster

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DigitalGlobe, a Colorado born and bred young growing company was recently featured by Greg Avery in the DBJ HERE:
Satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe Inc. has now opened full access to super-detailed images taken by the Colorado-build WorldView-3 satellite.
Colorado, of course, rocks the aerospace space.
The Longmont-based company company's (NYSE: DGI) WorldView-3 launched last August. It was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder.
As a fledgling new company DigitalGlobe's roots were planted in Longmont. With growth came the need for more and better space. DigitalGlobe decided to move to Broomfield. That's where the story became interesting as also covered by Greg Avery HERE.

"DigitalGlobe HQ move: Never mind, Broomfield. Hello, Westminster"
Longmont-based satellite imaging company DigitalGlobe Inc. has changed its mind... It now plans to move in 2015 to a building at 1300 W. 120th Ave. in Westminster that's now home to Avaya, and not move to Broomfield as originally planned.

DigitalGlobe announced its first headquarters decision in September. That prompted the owner of the Westminster building to make an unsolicited offer to DigitalGlobe, which the company decided would be a better fit, DigitalGlobe said Wednesday.

The Avaya building has much of the infrastructure and security that DigitalGlobe needs already in place, which means the relocation will require less capital investment, the company said.
It's always nice to hear about the success of a young growing Colorado company designed for the next generation. From the first linked article above:
The U.S. Department of Commerce last spring relaxed a longstanding national security restriction on how detailed the images could be. The standard dropped from a half-meter resolution to 30 centimeters, which the company says allows it to sell images that are five time clearer than its competitors.

DigitalGlobe sells satellite images and data for commercial use to the likes of Google, for maps, and developers for real estate location scouting, and to energy and mining companies.

Its biggest business is selling non-classified images to U.S. government agencies needing images that aren't classified as top secret and can be shared with foreign governments, humanitarian aid groups and others.
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