Monthly Archives: July 2010

MapAction Utilized IKONOS for Disaster Response in Haiti – GeoEye Satellite Imagery Featured in Case Study

During August and September, 2008, a series of four tropical storms and hurricanes (Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike) caused a severe and protracted humanitarian disaster in Haiti, affecting more than 800,000 people. Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gustav passed through the Caribbean in late August, 2008, both causing heavy rains over Haiti. With the ground saturated, rain bands from Hurricane Hanna then swirled over northern Haiti for four days, causing extensive flooding and mudslides. Badly hit was the northern city of Gonaives, which was flooded to a depth of about two metres with water and thick mud…Thankfully, GeoEye provided a one-meter high resolution IKONOS satellite image of the city and surroundings through a data grant from its Foundation. In addition, relief personnel in Gonaives were encouraged to collect and report GPS data, and MapAction organized this flow of data, producing detailed maps from the IKONOS data along with of the resources being deployed in Gonaives. These maps were then fed back to personnel on the ground and into situation reports deployed to the wider humanitarian community.

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GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured on Google Apps Marketplace

GeoEye, Inc. is a premier provider of superior-quality satellite and aerial imagery, location information services, and image-processing solutions. We own and operate a constellation of Earth-imaging satellites, including GeoEye-1, IKONOS, and OrbView-2. GeoEye-1 provides Google with color geospatial imagery at half-meter ground resolution, the highest resolution commercially available. The combination of high-resolution, map-accurate imagery and Google‘s search-and-display capabilities provides users with access to rich, interactive visual image maps of the Earth. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY. Learn more at www.geoeye.com.

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New GeoEye High Resolution Imagery of 2010 Rice Field Art Inakadate, Japan available on Flickr!

Now available, High Resolution Satellite Earth Imagery of 2010 Rice Field Art Inakadate, Japan on Flickr presented by GeoEye.

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New GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Released of 2010 Rice Field Art Inakadate, Japan!

Welcome to the GeoEye Image Gallery.

A new image of the GeoEye-1 collection of 2010 Rice Field Art Inakadate, Japan has just been released on the GeoEye website.

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Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 Gets Release Date – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured in Article

See the enemy’s canopy shatter as your cannon shreds his aircraft. Feel the thundering impact of your laser-guided bombs as you roar close overhead. War may not be pretty, but it sure looks impressive. From Moscow to the Persian Gulf, from the Arctic Circle to the Indian Ocean, actual high-resolution GeoEye commercial satellite imagery ensures an astonishing degree of realism…

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HAWX 2 Taxis for Take Off – GeoEye Satellite Imagery Featured in Article

Have you done any improvements concerning the graphics? We are using the top solution available, GeoEye high-resolution satellite imagery. Our environments are huge – 130km x 130km – which is what you need when you give players the freedom to sprint around at Mach 2. They offer some spectacular and diverse vistas, including mountains, deserts, mountainous coastal regions and some well known cities, like Cape Town. We also manage to add a great deal of detail where it matters – for instance you will be able to see people going about their jobs in the bases where you take off.

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GeoEye Featured Imagery in Google Earth – July 2010 Imagery Update

Since the launch of the GeoEye-1 satellite in 2008, Google has added gigabytes of high-resolution GeoEye-1 and IKONOS imagery to Google Earth and Google Maps, such as a historic scene from the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, views of the pyramids in Egypt, and images showing urban expansion in China. To highlight other broadly-interesting GeoEye-1 images, Google has a ‘GeoEye Featured Imagery’ layer in Google Earth. Included within this layer are Featured Imagery placemarks, including a thumbnail of the image, a link to view the image in full-resolution, and a wealth of information about the scene, including resolution, collection date, and a narrative about the location…

This month’s featured images are:


Bear Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona

Pescara, Italy

Rhodes, Greece

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