As much as I love design and interactive media, reading the newspaper every day is a sobering reminder of the fact that this is generally not a life-saving profession. It is greatly inspiring, then, to see how new media has been put to incredible use in helping the ailing Haiti. Here are some fascinating examples...Google collaborated with satellite imagery company GeoEye to make images of the destruction available in Google Earth and Google Maps. The goal is to create a helpful tool for aid organizations.
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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.