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GHN Sponsors



Ashtech has earned a solid reputation as the world’s leading precision GPS and GPS+GLONASS products for positioning, guidance, navigation, and timing with a wide range of solutions for diverse applications in science, education, government, industry and commerce.  Ashtech invests heavily in the development of cutting-edge technology to further strengthen its position as a leading designer and developer of precision positioning technology. Recent developments have produced greater product integration and progressive augmentations to GPS/GNSS. These advances are apparent in the latest line of professional products including the ProFlex, ProMark and the MobileMapper ranges.  Ashtech GPS/GNSS receivers are designed specifically for use in high-performance applications such as land and marine surveying, civil engineering, GIS data collection, machine control, construction, dredging, geodesy, meteorology, forestry, avionics, transportation, asset tracking, oil & gas research, ground vehicle navigation, and other geo-positioning/geo-referencing applications.

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created.

Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art 3D software for global markets.

DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than one billion square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications. For more information, visit

“Advances in satellite imagery make it possible to regularly monitor and analyze the impact of the business, market, environmental and political changes that impact people around the world. Now, working with the Global Heritage Fund and its partners, we can use our high tech witnesses in the sky for an even greater purpose, and help the fund’s work to protect and preserve some of the most ancient sites in the world.”
Jill Smith
Chair and CEO of DigitalGlobe

Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)
Esri develops the world’s leading geographic information system (GIS) technology. This technology enables organizations of all sizes in both the public and private sectors to take advantage of their geographic data. GIS is an important tool—one that helps shape the world around us. Software such as ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Explorer provide instant access to a host of online services, including maps and tools. Esri is also taking advantage of cloud computing opportunities to help make GIS available to anyone, anywhere. is Esri’s newest online experience that brings content, tools, and the growing GIS community together in one Web portal. For more information, visit

“At Esri, we believe that technology can empower every person to make a difference in the world, and geographic information systems like Global Heritage Network gives them the needed information to accomplish large-scale conservation and development. We are proud to support Global Heritage Fund and applaud their innovative approach to global heritage conservation. GHF’s new technology-based Global Heritage Network will enable GHF to scale and amplify the value of its own critical work to protect, preserve and sustain global heritage sites in developing countries.”
Jack Dangermond
Founder, President and CEO of Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)

Exelis Visual Information Solutions

“Preservation of key heritage sites is critical for our learning as a society, and we at ‘Exelis’, Visual Information Solutions are pleased to support Global Heritage Fund’s efforts to create a global conservation mindset for historic sites. Image and data analysis technologies play a vital role in GHF’s philosophy to improve the long term success of conservation efforts around the world by applying the latest technologies to improve planning methods and encourage community involvement. We salute and support GHF in its mission.”
Richard Cooke
President, Exelis Visual Information Solutions

Google Earth
Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D, and was created by Keyhole, Inc, a company acquired by Google in 2004. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe. For more information, visit

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