Monday, February 1, 2010

IT Infrastructure: Google Leans on GeoEye-1 Satellite for Celestial Views

When the earthquake devastated Haiti Jan. 12, Google sprang into action, launching satellite imagery from Google Earth and Google Maps to help the world see how the quake leveled the island. To do this, Google relied on high-resolution imagery from the GeoEye-1 satellite. Google and satellite maker GeoEye have enjoyed a fruitful partnership, with Google using GeoEye-1 imagery for the 2009 presidential inauguration, views of the pyramids in Egypt and images showing urban expansion in China. On Jan. 25, Google added a new "GeoEye Featured Imagery" layer in Google Earth. Learn more about the Google-GeoEye relationship in this eWEEK slide show.

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About GeoEye

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 ( GeoEye is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY. Additional information about GeoEye is available at

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