Monday, March 14, 2011

GeoEye Takes Center Stage in Japan Disaster Response - High Resolution Imagery Featured in Article

Washington Business Journal Of all the companies scrambling into action in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan, few have been as central to the world's understanding of the disaster as Dulles-based GeoEye, Inc.

The satellite firm has supplied macro-level snapshots of the devastation to media outlets across the globe, along with peaceful shots of the coastal Japanese communities before the March 11 tsunami. Some outlets are using sliders to juxtapose the before and after images, used by the Guardian to show the swamped and smoking wreckage in the city of Natori. A similar feature by the New York Times using GeoEye imagery has been tweeted out about 18,000 times so far...

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