Tuesday, April 5, 2011

GeoEye...Delving Into The Disaster (Japan) - GeoEye Imagery Collection Featured in Article

GeoEye has been supporting the relief efforts by providing its satellite imagery of the devastation in northern Japan to relief agencies, governments and the media. GeoEye's top priority has been to deliver, precise satellite imagery to relief agencies, governments and the media. As soon as the news broke that a major earthquake hit the northern coast of Japan, the GeoEye team quickly began collecting post-earthquake imagery of Japan and provisioning the Company's online web services platform, EyeQ, so GeoEye partners in Japan could use it to aid their country. By sheer coincidence, the first international license for EyeQ was in Japan, and the partner there, Japan Space Imaging, is using EyeQ to help with the massive disaster relief effort...

...Elite search-and-rescue teams that have flown to Japan from around the world to assist in this enormous relief effort are using this imagery to help locate the missing. Plus, GeoEye's "before-and-after" imagery has given people around the world an instant understanding of the extent of the destruction. We have posted Several new before-and-after "slider" images have been posted on the Company's web site, which reveal the extent of the devastation in Japan.

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