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About DigitalGlobe 8-Band Challenge The DigitalGlobe 8-Band Challenge Contest (the “Challenge”) is designed to encourage researchers from various application domains to use DigitalGlobe 8-band imagery in their research in order to derive more accurate results and in-depth analysis in topics such as Land Use/Land Cover, environmental monitoring, coastal habitat mapping, feature extraction and mapping, natural resource mapping and monitoring, or other related disciplines. DigitalGlobe will provide up to 100km2 of WorldView-2 imagery over the geographic areas of choice of the participant to all qualifying researchers participating in this challenge. Applicable standard user guides for WorldView-2 imagery will also be provided. Imagery provided may only be used for research conducted in support of participant’s participation in the 8-Band Challenge and must be destroyed or, upon request, returned to DigitalGlobe upon the conclusion of the contest. All imagery is provided “AS-IS” and DigitalGlobe makes no representations or warranties about any imagery provided as part of this Challenge. The selection of researchers for the challenge, examination of quality of the project work and selection of winners will be done solely by a panel of experts designated by DigitalGlobe. Eligibility, Selection Criteria and Other Conditions The DigitalGlobe 8-Band Challenge is designed for researchers pursuing MS/MPhil/PhD/Research Fellow/Post Doctoral Research from any accredited University or Institute and residing in jurisdictions where participation in such contests is permitted. The Challenge is open to any participant over the age of 21 who agrees to the Challenge rules. Participant is solely responsible for determining whether participation is permitted under the laws of participant’s locality and under any applicable rules of participant’s academic program. This Challenge is not open to DigitalGlobe, Inc or its employees, immediate family members of employees, or any DigitalGlobe contractors, representatives or agents but this restriction does not exclude authorized DigitalGlobe product developers, integrators or resellers. All participants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of submission of the entry. DigitalGlobe will select applications to participate in the Challenge, based on the quality and originality of the proposals and the novel achievement from the research. All work must be original, must not be in the public domain and must not infringe any law or equitable right of any person or entity, including but not limited to any intellectual property rights of third parties. By participating in this Challenge, participant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless DigitalGlobe, its subsidiaries and affiliates, directors, officers, agent and employees from and against any and all claims, liabilities, expenses, causes of action or any other liability whatsoever arising out of or related to participation in the 8Band Challenge. All issues or questions concerning the validity, interpretation or enforceability of these rules and conditions will be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, USA. Venue shall be Boulder, County Colorado and any claims related to the Challenge must be filed in this venue.

Online Support Applicants must submit their proposals through an online application form with personal details. where each researcher can log on with their queries. An additional 10 runner-ups will have the opportunity to display their research work through posters at the Geospatial World Forum and online. The judge’s decision will be final and is binding on all participants.000 grant. All Challenge submissions become the property of DigitalGlobe. DigitalGlobe reserves the right to cancel this Challenge at any time prior to the December 15. If they choose not to present their findings.No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Challenge. they will receive complimentary conference registration courtesy of GIS Development. 2010 submission date. 5 winners will be selected and an award ceremony will be held at the Geospatial World Forum on 18 January. who will revert to queries and concerns of the participants during the course of the challenge. and imagery requirement. likeness. 2011 at Hyderabad. ideas and also exchange notes with other researchers participating in the contest. DigitalGlobe will award each of the 5 top researchers with a $5. Participants grant DigitalGlobe the right to use the name. Winners are solely responsible for all applicable taxes. comments. DigitalGlobe will set up an online networking service. One online technical assistant will also be provided by DigitalGlobe. intended to support the continued development of the winning applications. Inc. Award A panel of judges chosen solely by DigitalGlobe will review all submittals and will determine the winners. address. a representative from DigitalGlobe will present them on their behalf. In addition. Non-compliance with any Challenge rules or conditions will be grounds for disqualification of the participant. Each participant agrees to the Challenge rules and these conditions. India The 5 winning researchers will be invited to present their findings at the Geospatial World Forum. photos and a description of the work. Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. .

84 m resolution. and also to help DigitalGlobe quantify the additional analytical capabilities of the WorldView-2 imagery. and the high spectral resolution provides detailed information on such diverse areas as the quality of the road surfaces. 2010 . 2010 .Winners will deliver presentations at Geospatial World Forum.Data Licensing Agreements (EULA) The purpose of this contest is both to support the scientific community as they leverage DigitalGlobe 8-band imagery in their research. 2011 . 2010 . like vehicles. rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection. Complementing the large-scale collection capacity is WorldView-2’s high spatial and spectral resolution. The advanced agility combined with an operating altitude of 770 km enables it to collect nearly 1 million km2 of high-resolution imagery per day. Like WorldView-1. Therefore the DigitalGlobe 8-band data will be made available strictly for research purposes under the DigitalGlobe End User License Agreement (EULA) framework. 2010 . which is DigitalGlobe’s second next-generation satellite leveraging the most advanced technologies. For more details contact DigitalGlobe at 8-Band_Challenge@digitalglobe.Deadline for submission of final research papers December 15.Winners and runner-ups are notified by DigitalGlobe January 18. and data is provided to support selected projects December 1. and is the first commercial satellite to provide 1.Deadline for submitting proposals September 15. 8-Band Multispectral Satellite. On 8 October 2009. 8-band multispectral imagery. which enable increased About DigitalGlobeWorldView-2 8-Band Satellite DigitalGlobe is the world’s leading high resolution satellite imagery data provider. shallow reefs and even individual trees in an orchard. and offers average revisit times of 1. and the health of plants. we launched the WorldView-2. . and runner-ups will deliver poster sessions. The additional spectral bands also enables WorldView-2 to more accurately present the world as the human eye perceives it. WorldView-2 is equipped with state-of-the-art geolocational accuracy capabilities and is the second commercial spacecraft – after WorldView-1 – equipped with control moment gyros.1 days around the globe. It captures 46 cm* panchromatic imagery. creating a more realistic “true color” view of the world.Selected researchers are notified. the depth of the ocean. The high spatial resolution enables the discrimination of fine details. Timeline • • • • • August 31.

. ** Panchromatic collection Media Sponsor Organizers of the Geospatial World Forum.000 km2/day** 1. Geospatial World Forum shall offer a platform for the various stakeholders of geospatial technologies from across the globe to come together to deliberate upon the 'Dimensions and Directions of Geospatial Industry'.1 days at 1 meter GSD or less * Distribution and use of imagery at better than .50 m GSD pan and 2. red edge. India.4 km at nadir 975. 2011 in Hyderabad.S. yellow. January 18 – 21.WorldView-2 Quick Stats Resolution: New Spectral Bands: Slew Time: Swath Width: Collection Capacity: Average Revisit: 46* cm coastal.0 m GSD multispectral is subject to prior approval by the U. NIR2 200 kilometers in 10 seconds 16. Government.