The Oil Slick, Natural Disasters and Importance of Portable Satellite Imagery – GeoEye Featured in DLT Blog Post

Natural disasters and industrial incidents are not in short supply these days. Both newspapers and the evening news are documenting tornados, volcanic ash, oil slicks and more. The image below, from GeoEye, shows the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico taken from their GeoEye-1 satellite. The images provide more than just an interesting picture. High quality imagery allows first responders to better prepare and coordinate response activities, whether it is tracking the tides to determine where the oil will first contact land or where to deploy collection/retention crews…

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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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