Terremark Worldwide (TMRK) will host a 150 terabyte database for street-level imaging company Blue Dasher Technologies, the companies said today. The Blue Dasher database - said to be one of the world's largest - includes high-density geo-coded images of public streets of major metropolitan areas in North America. The company's spherical images and data are delivered as a GIS platform that is licensed to enhance commercial and government applications.
Blue Dasher plans to provide coverage of every public street in the Top 50 U.S. markets by year-end, and was seeking an infrastructure provider that could accommodate its scale and delivery requirements.
"Because we offer high-density photos and routing technology as a hosted solution, it's critical we have a partner that we can rely on to deliver the performance our customer sites need and their users demand," said Michael Reidbord, CEO of Blue Dasher Technologies. "Terremark's track record of supporting leading global Web 2.0 companies and its global data center footprint weighed heavily in our selection of Terremark. Down the road, we anticipate that we'll leverage their facilities in Europe and South America to support our efforts in those regions."
"Blue Dasher's unique panoramic imaging technology is a perfect example of the new breed of business-critical applications that require massive connectivity to function as intended," said Marvin Wheeler, President of Terremark's U.S. Commercial Business Unit. "We look forward to enabling Blue Basher's innovative application to provide one-of-a-kind views of the top metropolitan areas in the country and growing with them as they expand into other parts of North America and internationally."
Blue Dasher Technologies captures 360-degree street-level images and provides these through its platform to Websites, navigation suppliers, and GIS vendors. The platform provides image playback that is smooth and clear, with the exact addresses of buildings and lots, advanced search and routing, and support for embedded multimedia (including geo-aware advertising). The company is based in Miami and is privately held.