PLEASE NOTE: Due to lack of critical mass, the option to subscribe to Digital Globe will be disabled on or before Jan 13, 2015.
We thank those few who did subscribe for supporting the program. They will be able to use it for a year after their subscription date but not renew.
For one alternative, you might see this:
A Digital Globe subscription is now available. It has a seven day trial.
This link will give you a better idea of how it covers your country:
You will see a new choice called Digital Globe under Worldwide.
To purchase it, you go to Purchasing Addons. There is a seven day trial available when you push Buy.
In the first weekend, there were several times where it was showing no map coverage or blank where it should have coverage. This is both in the website and in the app.
I worked with the staff at Digital Globe to make sure we have enough bandwidth and this will work for us at scale. They recommend a daily limit of 1 Gig (or less) per person per day.
The daily limits are not enforced by Backcountry Navigator software as of yet, but they will need to be to avoid one person using up the bandwidth for everyone.
Since the first weekend, things have been much more stable and we are operating within our limits.
Those who are using it, let me know how it is going for you in the comments below.