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November 16th 2009, Dubai, UAE: Space Imaging Middle East (SIME), along with European Space Imaging (EUSI) and DigitalGlobe, Inc., are pleased to announce the preview of the WorldView Global Alliance at the Dubai Air Show, November 15-19, 2009.  The WorldView Global Alliance brings together the global strength of DigitalGlobe, Inc., with the regional expertise of Space Imaging Middle East and European Space Imaging to provide customers with rapid collection, exceptional product offerings and customer service to meet all their world imagery needs. 

“SIME and EUSI continue to lead the Middle East and European geospatial markets, bringing the latest technologies and highest service level. We were the first in both regions to provide direct downlink services for sub-meter resolution satellite imagery” said Mohammed El-Kadi, Managing Director of EUSI and SIME. “Through this Alliance, we will once again be the first in our markets, offering commercial 8-band multispectral products from WorldView‑2.  We expect to begin priority tasking of DigitalGlobe’s WorldView satellites in Europe in the first quarter of 2010, through EUSI’s WorldView ground station in Munich.  Later this year, we expect to expand our capabilities to offer priority tasking of the WorldView satellites in the Middle East.”  

Through the Alliance, customers will have access to imagery from the industry-leading DigitalGlobe constellation of satellites, including the recently launched WorldView-2 satellite and DigitalGlobe’s leading ImageLibrary, with over 815 million square kilometers of high‑resolution imagery. The Alliance will deliver a full suite of online and offline products and services, with high levels of local customer support. 

“We are excited about our alliance with SIME and EUSI,” said Jill Smith, chairman and CEO, of DigitalGlobe, Inc.  “The leadership position and regional expertise of both SIME and EUSI in the world imagery market, combined with our global resources, including our advanced satellite constellation, leading global coverage and geospatial cloud computing infrastructure will provide our customers with new solutions to meet their expanding requirements.” 

More information on the WorldView Global Alliance may be found at booth # E 310 at the Dubai Air Show or at www.worldviewglobalalliance.com

About Space Imaging Middle East
Space Imaging Middle East (SIME) is the leading geospatial and GIS solutions provider in the MENA region. We offer a full spectrum of products and services ranging from imagery collection and processing, to highly customized and sophisticated GIS database and software solutions. SIME is also a founding member of the WorldView Global Alliance, a partnership between SIME, DigitalGlobe, Inc. and European Space Imaging. A first in the industry, the Alliance offers our clients a single channel through which to access best-in-class high-resolution satellite imagery products and services combined with local, direct access service for rapid collection and tailored GIS solutions, supported by expert customer service. For more information on SIME or the WorldView Global Alliance, please visit http://www.spaceimagingme.com

About European Space Imaging
European Space Imaging (EUSI) is a leading supplier of high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe and North Africa. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Munich, Germany. Working in close partnership with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), EUSI is the only European satellite data provider that operates its own high-resolution satellite ground station for direct satellite tasking and local data downlink. Through the close cooperation with its parent company Space Imaging Middle East (SIME), EUSI’s customers benefit from fast access to data from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.


About DigitalGlobe
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than 2.5 billion square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications. For more information, visit www.digitalglobe.com