Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Searching for Genghis Khan from Space - GeoEye Imagery Collection Featured in Article

The GeoEye Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by GeoEye, Inc., announced that University of California San Diego (UCSD) research fellow and GeoEye Foundation grantee Albert Yu-Min Lin, Ph.D., is featured in a new National Geographic Channel broadcast, "Forbidden Tomb of Genghis Khan," which first aired onNov. 9, 2011. The documentary follows Dr. Lin on his journey and unveils recent archeological discoveries he made using GeoEye high-resolution satellite imagery and other methodologies.


In the spring of 2008, Dr. Lin initiated a research project using a newly formulated, noninvasive scientific approach to search for the tomb of legendary Mongolian leader Genghis Khan. The GeoEye Foundation awarded Dr. Lin's team a grant of high-resolution satellite imagery used to define the landscape and create accurate maps for the expedition. Using satellite data and noninvasive, ground-based imaging, the team could identify and study dozens of archeological sites, including ancient burial mounds...


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