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2011-05-26 08:58:34

Sustainable food production remains a pressing challenge, so scientists have been assessing the potential of the future Sentinel-1 mission to deliver new methods of monitoring crops grown around the world from space. Sentinel-1, expected to be launched in 2013, is one of the five missions that ESA is developing for Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program. While the design of the Sentinel-1 mission is primarily based on marine applications such as ship detection and...

2011-05-13 14:00:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent Landsat satellite data captured by the USGS and NASA on May 10 shows the major flooding of the Mississippi River around Memphis, Tenn., and along the state borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas as seen from 438 miles above the Earth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The flood crest of 47.87 feet on May 10 is the second highest rise in recent history; the highest being 48.7 feet in...

2011-05-12 10:00:00

HERNDON, Va., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight, has appointed Andy Dougherty vice president of Federal Information Services, Business Development. Dougherty joined GeoEye on May 6, 2011 and is based at the Company's headquarters in Herndon, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080625/LAW528LOGO) Chris Tully, GeoEye's senior vice president of Sales, commented, "We are adding federal sales leadership...

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2011-05-06 08:47:44

Researchers journey along the Transamazon Highway to learn about deforestation and the logging industry The Amazon Rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest on Earth and home to millions of species. Yet, deforestation, or the clearing of forested areas, poses a threat to the livelihood of the forest. "The prime global consequence of Amazonian deforestation is loss of the world's greatest repository of biodiversity," said Robert Walker, a Geography professor at Michigan State University....

2011-05-03 13:34:00

REDLANDS, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Working in close collaboration with the US Department of the Interior (DOI), Esri is pleased to announce the release of Landsat image services. These provide access to almost four decades' worth of Global Land Survey (GLS) Landsat data developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and DOI's US Geological Survey. Esri provides access to the full multispectral, multitemporal Landsat data for free on ArcGIS Online as...

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2011-05-03 09:56:16

Since 2006 ESA has been making satellite images of Earth available to anyone wanting to explore the planet in near-real time. ESA has now added nearly 13 000 radar images to the service, bringing the number of viewing possibilities to about 58 000. The MIRAVI service tracks ESA's Envisat satellite around the globe, generates images from the raw data collected by its instruments and provides them online free of charge within two hours.  "We have been very pleased with the number of...

2011-04-21 15:15:00

HERNDON, Va., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight, announced today it will host its first quarter conference call and webcast for investors and analysts on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The call will include a review of the first quarter 2011 financial results, a discussion of the Company's operations and an update on the outlook for Fiscal 2011. (Logo:...

2011-04-14 13:00:00

HERNDON, Va., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight, announced today that Esri has signed a strategic contract to license a large amount of GeoEye's high-resolution IKONOS archive imagery. Esri, based in Redlands, Calif., will blend this highly accurate imagery with its current imagery data from multiple sensors to produce a global, static cache map layer. This imagery base layer will be displayed and served to...

2011-03-26 00:00:30

Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are processing satellite imagery of regions in Japan affected by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated sections of the country's east coast on March 11. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Japan needs maps. Not just any kind"”detailed informational maps georegistered with latitude and longitude and annotated with simple, self-evident details: this bridge is out, this port is damaged, this farm field is scoured; this one is...

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2011-03-25 08:01:36

Geospatial information maps created for Fukushima, Hachinohe and Kesennuma Japan needs maps. Not just any kind"”detailed informational maps georegistered with latitude and longitude and annotated with simple, self-evident details: this bridge is out, this port is damaged, this farm field is scoured; this one is verdant. Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are processing satellite imagery of regions in Japan affected by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that...