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Hatfield Consultants Africa wins Award at DigitalGlobe Conference

May 04, 2017

Simon Hughes, HCA (centre) receives a DigitalGlobe Engage Award from Tim Hascall, DigitalGlobe (right)

Simon Hughes, HCA (centre) receives a DigitalGlobe Engage Award from Tim Hascall, DigitalGlobe (right)

On April 25th 2017, Hatfield Consultants Africa was awarded one of five ENGAGE Awards by Tim Hascall, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Imagery at DigitalGlobe, at the DigitalGlobe ENGAGE 2017 Europe, Middle East and Africa Region (EMEAR) Conference.

The ENGAGE awards acknowledge DigitalGlobe Channel partners who have demonstrated exceptional value delivery to customers. Entries were submitted by partners before the event, and five awards recognising powerful use cases were selected from numerous entries, with each winner the recipient of $10,000 of DigitalGlobe archive imagery.

The Hatfield award recognised their efforts as a channel partner; specifically the sale of the DigitalGlobe Basemap Service to the Department of Surveys and Mapping (DSM) in Botswana.

DSM faced challenges maintaining up-to-date national topographic map series. This challenge resonates with most Government funded mapping agencies in Africa, where spatial data collection frequently gives way to more critical projects such as electrification, water supply and housing. DSM was able to overcome some of these budgetary challenges through the use of the DigitalGlobe Basemap service.

The purchase of Basemap provided the DSM with a cost effective and easy to use solution. For a fraction of the cost of following traditional map updating methodologies, DSM was able to access high resolution imagery covering the entire country. Access to such a vast repository of data greatly improved the efficiency of data gathering and verification, particularly in remote areas of Botswana. Basemap not only allows DSM to undertake map update projects, but also assist other departments by capturing demographic information for national projects including rural electrification, election mapping, etc.

For more information, please contact:

Simon Hughes, Director
Tel.: +267-397-2661

For satellite image sales and subscription services, please contact:

Ms Sibonile Sibanda, Geomatics Manager,
Tel.: +267-397-2661 (UTC/GMT +2 hours)

Satellite Image or Land Monitoring Inquiry:
If you wish to explore high-resolution satellite imagery or digital elevation model products for your project, please contact Hatfield Consultants using the contact details provided above, including an area of interest (coordinates, or Google KML) and a time period you are interested in – new collection or past archive.

About Hatfield Consultants Africa

Hatfield Consultants Africa was established in Gaborone, Botswana in 2010, as a locally incorporated office for Hatfield Consultants Partnership (Canada), providing a range of geomatics, mapping and environmental services to government and private sector clients.

Remote sensing and geographic information system technologies are a key part of Hatfield Consultants Africa services, contributing geospatial information to environmental monitoring and assessment projects. Hatfield has extensive project experience throughout southern Africa, including remote sensing project design and implementation, GIS development, and website development.

Hatfield Consultants Africa is committed to employing and associating with high-quality and experienced local and regional specialists. All project work is undertaken by locally-based teams, with international support.

We help you apply best environmental practices, meet regulatory requirements, and contribute to a sustainable future.