Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Geospatial Technologies and Satellite Imaging to Spur Growth of Forestry Inventory Management in Carbon Markets

Geospatial technologies, including satellite imaging, are becoming increasingly important tools for monitoring and measuring the impact of climate change on the Earth’s surface, and for understanding the future of forest carbon markets, geospatial imagery expert Joel Campbell recently told a group of forestry and technology professionals at a seminar here.

"High-resolution commercial satellites have been in use for 10 years, so researchers can use historical archives to model what has occurred in the last decade and predict what will happen in the future," said Campbell, senior director of product management at GeoEye, Inc. [NASDAQ: GEOY]. "This is extremely important as we look at carbon monitoring."

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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 (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.

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