Google released satellite imagery on Monday of the devastation from last week’s earthquake which killed more than 2,000 people in northwest China. The imagery, available on Google Earth included a before-and-after picture of a city heavily damaged by the 6.9-magnitude quake in Qinghai province on Wednesday. Google said in a blog post that it had worked with satellite company GeoEye to obtain the high resolution post-earthquake pictures…
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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 (http://www.geoeyefoundation.org). Additional information about GeoEye is available at www.geoeye.com.