On a field trip last week a group of Washington, DC, students got a rare inside look into the workings of one of Loudoun's most recognized businesses, as well as a glimpse of what might be possible in the future.
The students have spent the summer working in DC's Geographic Information System department, and Aug. 14 took one of their last educational trips to GeoEye, a leading producer of satellite, aerial and geospatial information and operator of Earth imaging satellites, the latest of which was launched less than a year ago.
"This is a very rare thing for us. They're getting to see things that most people don't get to see," Mark E. Brender, vice president of corporate communications and marketing for GeoEye said of the students' visit. "They've been doing field trips to places throughout the summer, and we wanted to host them here."
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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 (http://www.geoeyefoundation.org). 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.