Satellite-Imagery Firms in Colorado Hope to Avoid Steep Federal Cuts – GeoEye Featured in Denver Post Article

Satellite images so sharp that a baseball home plate is recognizable from more than 400 miles hang in the federal budget balance — and with them the fortunes of two companies with Colorado operations.

High-resolution Earth images snapped by a squadron of high-flying commercial satellites find uses in oil and gas exploration, mining, agriculture, environmental monitoring, disaster response, national security and defense.

But the images and accompanying maps, analyses and other products are particularly critical to the military and intelligence communities.

Proposed steep cuts in the U.S. Department of Defense budget could affect satellite-imagery providers DigitalGlobe, headquartered in Longmont, and GeoEye, based in Virginia with a processing and operations center in Thornton. Combined, the companies have about 1,200 employees…

A GeoEye satellite caught the old Mile High Stadium and new Mile High on May 9, 2004, during the stages of destruction of one and the construction stage.

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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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