Autodesk Offers Satellite Imagery to AutoCAD Map 3D Customers

22 Apr, 2008

Company partners with DigitalGlobe to provide e-commerce access to ImageConnect service.

DigitalGlobe has joined Autodesk in its effort to provide AutoCAD Map 3D customers access to satellite and aerial imagery via a new data portal.

"DigitalGlobe's world imagery solutions give people the opportunity to gain a real-world perspective to improve their outlook and their business. Autodesk shares our commitment to making the best spatial information readily available to those who need it, when they need it," said Marc Tremblay, senior vice-president and general manager of DigitalGlobe's commercial business unit. "The demand for quality, highly accurate earth imagery is driving many new business uses, and we are looking forward to our alliance with Autodesk to grow our market share in the CAD market."

As part of the partnership, AutoCAD Map 3D customers will have e-commerce access to DigitalGlobe's ImageConnect online imagery service through a co-branded Web site that is linked from the Autodesk data portal. ImageConnect is a subscription service that allows native access from Map 3D to DigitalGlobe's library of satellite and aerial images.

According to Autodesk, AutoCAD Map 3D 2009 will include a free two-week trial of the ImageConnect service and free DigitalGlobe imagery samples of San Francisco, London, Munich, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, and Sydney.

"Our customers are constantly in need of high-quality geospatial data, and it was a logical move for Autodesk to partner with DigitalGlobe for our data initiative," stated Lisa Campbell, vice-president of Autodesk's geospatial division. "DigitalGlobe's advanced, high-precision, and accurate imagery is a strong value-add for our customers who want easy access to quality data."