Access to geospatial data over the Internet has grown rapidly over the last five years. This has spawned a cottage industry of geospatial mash-ups targeted at niche markets. Geospatial mashup developers create applications from scratch that display various sources of geospatial data accessible over the internet. The developers aggregate the data and perform analysis and present the information in an easy-to-digest format targeted at specific end users. Typically these mashups leverage API’s and are viewed in Google Earth, Microsoft Virtual Earth and Yahoo! Maps. These applications allow the end user to publish their data to various destinations, including a local network or web servers.
GeoEye imagery products provide highly accurate base maps that geospatial mashup developers can use to aggregate with other data and perform analysis on.
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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.