Furthering education through partnership.
Geospatial for the Future
Hexagon Geospatial is dedicated to the geospatial industry and investing in its future. In order to advance technology and continue growth, Hexagon Geospatial has partnered with the DigitalGlobe Foundation to provide academia with the appropriate software and high-accuracy, high-resolution satellite imagery to solve real world problems with innovation.
We will grant approved applicants licenses for software from both the Power Portfolio and the M.App Portfolio to complete their proposed projects. The software available ranges from remote sensing with ERDAS IMAGINE, GIS with GeoMedia, Photogrammetry with IMAGINE Photogrammetry or ImageStation, enterprise solutions with ERDAS APOLLO or GeoMedia WebMap and cloud based geospatial app building software with M.App Chest and M.App Studio. Approved students may request free licenses or logins for the duration of the project. We are committed to the success of our students and the future of the geospatial industry.
How to Apply
Please submit an application to the DigitalGlobe Foundation for imagery to complete a project.
Once approved, please fill out our application form.
We will review your application and work with you to determine the appropriate software solution and duration of the license.
The applicant must be enrolled as a student or a faculty member at an accredited university-level educational institution. If enrolled as a student, the applicant must be an active participant in an accredited research program. The applicant’s area of study/research must be provided in the application, as must the contact information for the applicant’s faculty advisor.
- The data may not be used commercially or shared with anyone who might use it commercially.
- Applicants must agree to provide feedback in the form of an article, thesis or white paper, video testimonial, or social media outlets.
The DigitalGlobe Foundation helps make our world a better place by educating and inspiring users to apply innovative geospatial imagery to address significant local, national and global challenges.
A Critical Mission
We are committed to supporting the development of the next generation of geospatial leaders who share in our purpose of Seeing a Better World™. We make grants to individuals at military and civilian academic institutions who need access to our imagery, information, expertise and tools to advance their research, develop their skills and understand the unique potential of our industry and tradecraft.
For more information, please visit DigitalGlobe Foundation.
DigitalGlobe Foundation grants are being used for many interesting and worthwhile projects around the globe.
Since the DigitalGlobe Foundation was established, thousands-of-square-kilometers of imagery have been granted to universities in the United States and overseas.
These imagery grants support research in a wide range of fields. The following list is a sampling of projects supported by the DigitalGlobe Foundation.
- Disaster Response and Recovery
- Climate Change
- Environmental Studies
- Fishery Management
- Water and Natural Resource Management
- Coastal Studies
- Urban Planning
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