Thursday, August 20, 2009

Asian Storm and GeoEye Satellite Imagery

In this Aug. 15, 2009 photo released by GeoEye, a high-resolution satellite image of Hsiao Lin, Taiwan was taken form 423 miles in space on Aug. 15, 2009 by the GeoEye-1 Earth imaging satellite. The image, taken through some clouds and a very moist atmosphere, captures just a small portion of the destruction caused by Typhoon Morakot. Taiwan’s Cabinet approved a NT$100 billion ($3 billion) reconstruction budget Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, after the island’s worst typhoon in more than 50 years killed 500 people and wiped out roads and bridges in the mountainous south.

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About GeoEye

GeoEye’s products and services enable timely, accurate, and accessible location intelligence. The company is recognized as one of the geospatial industry's most trusted imagery experts, delivering reliable service and exceptional quality imagery products and solutions to customers around the world. GeoEye has developed an advanced information technology infrastructure for collecting, receiving, processing and distributing imagery information products and processing services to the U.S. Government including the national security community as well as international governments and commercial customers. These products serve applications including defense and intelligence, precision mapping, on-line mapping, infrastructure development, planning and monitoring, and environmental assessment. The company collects tens of millions of square kilometers of imagery per year with its existing satellites and aerial assets, which includes GeoEye-1, the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging satellite. The company also provides support to academic institutions and non-governmental organizations through the GeoEye Foundation ( Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, GeoEye is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY. It maintains a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) and has achieved company-wide ISO accreditation.

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