Very cool seeing GeoEye all over the Friday, Nov 7 USA Today, Section A. The paper provided a detailed synopsis of satellite imagery, describing the uses of the latest high-resolution imagery available from the recently launched GeoEye-1 satellite. The article also touched on some of the concerns that there are for users of Google Earth having access to sensitive, high-resolution imagery. I have the think that the guys at DigitalGlobe in Longmont, CO were likely surprised when they opened the paper and saw GeoEye grabbing the headlines for a change! Recall DigitalGlobe has forever been garnering the spotlight, ever since the use of their imagery on TV news broadcasts and now a core imagery provider for Google Earth. Regardless of who’s getting the headlines, its great to see geotechnology hitting section A once again! See the full article HERE
Recall, GeoEye-1 was launched in September and the first images were released early October. For more information about the Sept. 6 launch and technical specifications of the GeoEye-1 satellite, see http://launch.geoeye.com.