This summer, Albert Yu-Min Lin — a former Ph.D. student at UCSD and current researcher for the Center for Interdisciplinary Science in Art, Architecture and Archaeology — traveled to Mongolia in search of Genghis Khan’s undiscovered tomb...From there, the expedition snowballed. Companies like GeoEye (which manufactures satellite imagery products), RP Flight Systems (which specializes in aerial data-collection systems) and the North Face (which sells outdoor gear and clothing) lined up to sponsor Lin’s vision.
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GeoEye, Inc. is an international information services company serving government and commercial markets. The Company is recognized as one of the geospatial industry's high resolution imagery experts, delivering exceptional quality imagery products and solutions to customers around the world. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, the Company has 534 employees, as of June 30, 2009, dedicated to developing best-in-class geospatial, communications and information products, systems and services. The Company provides support to academic institutions and non-governmental organizations through the GeoEye Foundation (http://www.geoeyefoundation.org). GeoEye is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY. Additional information about GeoEye is available at www.geoeye.com.