Digital Globe (or other) imagery as basemap?

Discussion created by AlexBTOS on Oct 31, 2017

Does anybody have experience with using Digital Globe imagery as their basemap? I do municipal GIS  and I am considering purchasing an image to use for my community. I've already worked with the vendor to figure out pricing, AOI, resolution, etc so I'm curious to hear from any users about useability. Is it georeferenced? Is it accurate? Does it look good? Can you drag-and-drop it into ArcMap and add your layers on top of it easily? I do not have a need for advanced analysis, just a basemap.


I'm also interested in suggestions for other imagery vendors. Preferably a product that easily integrates into basic ArcMap workflows, from a vendor that provides relatively recent imagery.


Thanks, Alex