The rising popularity of GeoEye and satellite imagery

…Take for example a recent FBO posting looking for LIDAR imagery for a sizeable area of interest (AOI). The usual LIDAR providers responded, but so did a few satellite imagery providers. You might be thinking, how can satellite imagery compete with LIDAR? Well, satellite imagery has made significant strides in the past 18 months with the launch of GeoEye 1 in September of 2008 and World View 2 in October of 2009. Both satellites are capable of delivering .5 meter accuracy. This high quality imagery is quickly becoming a popular choice in many AEC projects. Many firms are utilizing satellite imagery to narrow down the exact AOI, and only using LIDAR for a much smaller AOI. Makes sense if you think about it – why fly a huge AOI if you only intend to build on a small area. Costs vary based on archived vs. non-archived, but the quality can’t be beat. Check out some of the amazing images at

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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, services and solutions to customers around the world. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, the Company has 535 employees, as of December 31, 2009, dedicated to developing best-in-class geospatial information products and services. GeoEye is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY. The Company provides support to academic institutions and non-governmental organizations through the GeoEye Foundation ( Additional information about GeoEye is available at


About webmastergeoeye

GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy, and online media rely on GeoEye’s imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye’s ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with more than 700 employees worldwide. View all posts by webmastergeoeye

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