Grand Palace – Bangkok, Thailand – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Showcased

GeoEye – This half-meter resolution satellite image shows the spectacular Grand Palace located along the Chao Praya River in Bangkok, Thailand. Built in traditional Thai architecture mixed with European designs, the complex was once the official Kings of Siam residence. The King still uses the Grand Palace with its expansive royal grounds for certain ceremonial occasions. The main centerpiece is the revered 45-centimeter Emerald Buddha, which is housed within Wat Phra Kaew, an ornately decorated building whose roof tiles reach to the sky. The image was collected by the GeoEye-1 satellite on April 16, 2009 while flying 423 miles above the Earth at an average speed of 17,000 mph.

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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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