GeoEye High Resolution Imagery in Google Earth – Burning Man 2011: Rites of Passage

GeoEye – This image features Burning Man, an annual event held in the Black Rock Desert on a dry lakebed, or playa, in northern Nevada. In 2010, over 51,000 people congregated at this location. 2011 attendance was capped at 50,000 participants and the event sold out on July 24. In the Google Earth base imagery, the satellite image of the Burning Man Festival from 2009 is clearly visible. Noteworthy about the event is one of ten Burning Man governing principles: “Leave No Trace.” At the end of each Burning Man Festival, the playa is returned to its pristine condition by all that attend. Turn on the GeoEye-1 image and one instantly sees the 2011 Black Rock City spring to life once again, just in a new decade. This year’s theme: Rites of Passage.

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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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