The collection and release of the first GeoEye-1 satellite image is a great achievement by the GeoEye team demonstrating GeoEye's capability to collect new high-resolution satellite image data on time and at superior imaging quality.
Houston, Texas (Vocus) October 10, 2008
The GeoEye-1 satellite sensor acquired its first high-resolution satellite image over Kutztown, Pennsylvania on October 7, 2008. Though the satellite collects imagery at 0.41-meter ground resolution, due to U.S. licensing restrictions, commercial customers will only get access to imagery that has been processed to half-meter ground resolution (0.5-meter or 1.64-feet).
The satellite has been undergoing calibration and check-out since it was launched on September 6, 2008 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. GeoEye and Satellite Imaging Corporation will begin selling GeoEye-1 imagery products later this fall.
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Leopold J. Romeijn, Satellite Imaging Corporation’s President, said, “The collection and release of the first GeoEye-1 satellite image is a great achievement by the GeoEye team demonstrating GeoEye's capability to collect new high-resolution satellite image data on time and at superior imaging quality.”
GeoEye-1 is designed to have better than three-meter (<3m) WGS-84 ECEF geospatial position accuracy, which means that customers can map natural and man-made features to within three meters of their actual locations on the surface of the Earth, without establishing GPS derived ground control points (GCP's). This degree of inherent accuracy will benefit customers requiring the best accuracy possible for commercial imaging, covering large areas.
Customers interested in GeoEye-1 geospatial products will have a choice of ordering basic, georeferenced, orthorectified image data for standard products or stereo imagery for the production of Digital Elevation Models (DEM’s) to support 3D Terrain models for various applications including flight simulation and 3D GIS projects.
The imaging capabilities of the GeoEye-1 satellite sensor will benefit a broad array of industries including national defense and intelligence, online mapping, state and local governments, environmental monitoring and land use management, oil and gas, mining, utilities, disaster management, insurance and others.
For more information about GeoEye-1 or IKONOS satellite imaging products and services, please contact;
Satellite Imaging Corporation
12777 Jones Road, Suite 370
Houston, TX 77070-4671
Toll Free: (866) 283-2952 (US and Canada only)
Tel: (832) 237-2900
Fax: (832) 237-2910