Satellite Imagery Is the Newest Arsenal Used in the Fight Against Cancer – GeoEye Case Study

Satellite imagery has continued to evolve as a technology over the past 50 years. No longer simply for governmental purposes, satellites are impacting areas far beyond their expected reach, eager to transform this archaic perception. This advancing technology has affected industries which span the business spectrum, including spill over to multiple consumer and even seemingly unrelated industries, such as the medical industry…Remote sensing, coupled with data processing procedures, has been found effective in detecting and decrypting data concerning natural resources that offer an added, health-related benefit. This is the case for the Canadian yew tree (Taxus Canadensis). The Yew tree is the main source of Paclitaxal, a chemical substance that, when processed, can be used to treat cancer. The lens behind the project is GeoEye‘s IKONOS Earth imaging satellite.

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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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