Maxar extends satellite imagery basemaps contract with Esri and expands rights for app developers
Information from Maxar Technologies
Maxar Technologies extended its long-time contract with Esri to continue licensing data for the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World through 2023. This expanded agreement ensures access to Maxar imagery by the millions of ArcGIS users worldwide. It also provides expanded rights to the community of Esri developers focused on commercial location-based applications to integrate Maxar imagery products for the first time.
The satellite imagery provider continues to be Esri’s foundation imagery provider, supplying high-resolution satellite imagery for the Living Atlas of the World, a global collection of geographic information layers and data sets, including maps, apps and data layers and population statistics of all types. These products include
- Vivid and Metro – high resolution, accurate and visually consistent global imagery basemaps made from Maxar satellite imagery
- NaturalVue 2.0 – an image mosaic that combines more than 60 000 Landsat 8 images to create a seamless, virtually cloud-free, 15 m basemap that reflects the Earth’s true colours.
- National Urban Change Indicator (NUCI) – a commercial urban change detection product that highlights areas of new construction activity by isolating changes that persist over time, derived from more than 13 000 Landsat images.