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There has continued to be strong interest in access to the DigitalGlobe Basemap at the University of Minnesota throughout 2016. Access requests have come from students, faculty, and staff from a range of departments across campus, including Public Affairs, Forestry, Mathematics, Architecture, and Earth Sciences. Over 75 unique users have been using the Basemap to discover global imagery from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Burkina Faso, Nepal, Kauai, Minnesota, and beyond.

DigitalGlobe imagery has supported numerous student works, including Master’s theses examining beaver impact on landscapes in northern Minnesota and volcanic river recovery in the Philippines, Ph.D. dissertations analyzing threatened bird habitats in Southeast Asia and soillandscape relationships in Central America, and dozens of final course papers and projects. Additionally, several University of Minnesota students have published journal articles and presented at conferences based on research that was made possible through imagery from the DigitalGlobe Basemap.

The DigitalGlobe Basemap has proved to be an invaluable resource to the research community at the University of Minnesota. Having unparalleled access to high-resolution commercial imagery has created exciting new opportunities for furthering research and learning on campus. As interest in geospatial technology continues to grow at the University of Minnesota, we anticipate a steady increase in the number of users leveraging the DigitalGlobe Basemap in their work.

Ready to support your work with imagery from the DigitalGlobe Basemap? Learn more or request access today!