How to get the GeoServices Explorer to make a connection with Digital Globe in the IMAGINE 2D View.
The Digital Globe WMS is password protected and permission is given to the user only for particular spatial extents. When the user accesses the WMS with their username and password they will only be able to view imagery withing the geographical area they are authorized to view. This means that the user needs to zoom in to the area they are looking for in the IMAGINE 2D View.
Using APOLLO Essentials Image Web Server the “ERDAS OTDF Builder” tool can be used for creating the “Optimized Tile Delivery Format” (OTDF) files directly from the Digital Globe WMS secured connection. The user needs to enter the extent information in that tool (or a shapefile of their restricted region), and the ERDAS OTDF builder accesses only that extent of the imagery from the worldwide imagery and creates an OTDF file.