Why Use GeoEye-1 – GeoEye Imagery Collection Featured on Spatial Intelligence Blog

…Another advantage of GeoEye-1 comes from the orbit performance. With an orbit velocity of 7.5 km/sec, orbiting at an altitude of 681 kilometers, it has a repeat frequency of approximately three days. This means it is ideal for many types of change detection analysis. For example, monitoring extreme flood conditions such as those currently being experienced in Queensland, Australia, is just one potential benefit of this satellite‘s revisit frequency. Imagery from this ultra-high resolution satellite can be acquired at regular intervals to help rescuers identify escape routes, assess areas of highest damage and monitor the changing flood conditions. This is exactly what was done during the Haitian earthquake disaster which took place last year. GeoEye-1 imagery was used to assess areas that suffered the most damage in order to more effectively target the rescue efforts…

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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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