Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture Before and After Images – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Showcased

Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (one year after 2011 earthquake/tsunami)

These high-resolution satellite images show the eastern coast of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, almost one year after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Oshika Peninsula on March 11, 2011, which triggered a destructive tsunami. The before, half-meter resolution image (left) was taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite on Feb. 22, 2012 and the after, half-meter resolution image (right) was taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite on March 14, 2011. (GeoEye)

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North Korea Pushes Back at US Criticism of Launch – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured in Article

Pyongyang, North Korea — North Korea on Tuesday rebuffed President Barack Obama’s criticism of its plans to launch a satellite aboard a rocket, calling his stance confrontational and vowing to go forward with what it insisted was a peaceful mission.

Worries about the North’s plans, which Washington and Seoul say are a cover to test long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons, have overshadowed a two-day nuclear security summit in Seoul that has drawn nearly 60 leaders…

In this March 20, 2012 file satellite image taken and provided by GeoEye, a satellite launch pad in Tongchang-ri, Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea, is shown. The Tongchang-ri site is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from the Chinese border city of Dandong, across the Yalu River from North Korea. North Korea has moved a long-range rocket to its northwestern launch site in preparation for a launch next month, South Korean officials said Sunday March 25, 2012. North Korea says it will launch a satellite into space on a long-range rocket around the April 15 (AP Photo/GeoEye) MANDATORY CREDIT

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New GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Released of 2012 Centennial National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington D.C.

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A new image of the GeoEye-1 collection of 2012 Centennial National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington D.C. has just been released on the GeoEye website.

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North Korea Brings Rocket Main Body to Launch Site – GeoEye Resolution Imagery Featured in Article

North Korea has brought the main body of a long-range rocket to a site in the far northwest of the country in preparation for next month’s launch, a report said Sunday. “South Korean and US military authorities understand that North Korea has moved the main body of a long-range missile to Tongchang-ri in preparation for launch,” Yonhap news agency quoted a South Korean military official as saying…

In this March 20, 2012 file satellite image taken and provided by GeoEye, a satellite launch pad in Tongchang-ri, Cholsan County, North Pyongan Province, North Korea, is shown. The Tongchang-ri site is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from the Chinese border city of Dandong, across the Yalu River from North Korea. AP photo

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NEW LOOK: North Korea’s Launch Pad – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured in CNN Article

A new satellite image of the launch pad expected to be used by North Korea next month shows no sign yet of any launch activity.

Satellite imagery company GeoEye provided CNN a new image of the site from where North Korea’s controversial rocket launch will take place.

The image of the Tongch’ang-dong facility was taken on March 20 by GeoEye. It shows no missile or launch vehicle visible, according to an analysis by GlobalSecurity.org’s Tim Brown.

“Since we are about three weeks away, and based on previous DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) missile launch preparations, I would not expect to see any noticeable activity at the site until about one week prior to the launch,” Brown told Security Clearance…

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Geospatial Intelligence Goes From Land to Sea – GeoEye Predictive Analytics Featured in Aviation Week Article

Maps are clearly a vital tool for any military commander, but the days when a two-dimensional, printed representation of an area will suffice have long since passed. Dynamic mapping of the battlespace is not new, but 21st century technologies are revolutionizing the collection, dissemination and analysis of tactical intelligence…

…The benefits of geoint are also apparent to homeland security and police forces. GeoEye of McLean, Va., a supplier of satellite imagery, acquired the predictive analysis company Spadac in 2010 and now supplies more than 40 customers with predictive geospatial intelligence. The software analyzes geo-tagged data to discover relationships between events and features in the physical and human environment; a proprietary algorithm then predicts future occurrences. The company has demonstrated prediction of phenomena as varied as burglaries and the arrival of invasive species.

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GeoEye Production Services – Marine Geospatial Solutions

Mapping the World’s Oceans, Waterways, Ports, and Harbors

GeoEye‘s comprehensive satellite constellation leaves no body of water unexamined as it circles the globe collecting imagery. This imagery can be used to make Digital Nautical Charts (DNCs) and Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs), meeting the exacting requirements of S-57 and DX-90 standards.

We can produce three-dimensional geospatial databases for harbor planning and harbor construction, and for developing security plans to comply with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code—now mandated for all significant ports worldwide by the International Maritime Organization.

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