GlobeXplorer is an online spatial data company that compiles and distributes aerial photos, satellite imagery, and map data from their online spatial archives. Based in Walnut Creek, CA, GlobeXplorer has been credited as the first company to establish a business around compiling and distributing online aerial and satellite imagery. GlobeXplorer owns the aerial photography firm AirPhotoUSA.
GlobeXplorer was founded in 1999 by Rob Shanks and Paul Smith (former executives at HJW GeoSpatial, Inc.) through partnerships with Sun Microsystems and NASA. In 2005, GlobeXplorer acquired AirPhotoUSA, one of the nation’s leading providers of aerial imagery. Previous owner Stewart Title (STC) sold the company to Digital Globe in early January 2007.
In addition to its own website, GlobeXplorer's imagery and property data can be found on Ask.com, Zillow.com, National Geographic, Reply.com, and the Germany-based Map24.com, as well as inside various professional real estate services like CoStar, eNeighborhoods, and Rappatoni MLS.
GlobeXplorer obtains its content through online distribution relationships with about 30 of the world’s top acquirers of aerial, satellite, and property data.
GlobeXplorer's ImageBuilder Web services: at a time when GIS pros everywhere are asking for easier, less expensive access to quality data, GlobeXplorer has created a customizable service that connects users with exactly the geospatial imagery and feature data they need via the World Wide Web.(First Impressions)
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