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2011-03-17 06:48:23

Following the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March, satellite imagery has been vital in providing a clear picture of the extent of devastation to aid the relief effort now underway. In response to this event, which turned out to be the biggest earthquake Japan has suffered in living memory, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was triggered by the Cabinet Office of Japan the same day the earthquake struck. As a result, satellite images from several space...

2011-03-11 00:00:27

CyberCity 3D, Inc. today announced plans to produce 3D buildings from stereo satellite imagery, becoming the first company known to do so on a commercial scale. CyberCity 3D, a cutting-edge, web technology company headquartered in El Segundo, CA, enters the satellite imagery arena with seven years experience constructing 3D buildings from aerial imagery. The Company's proprietary CC modeler software enables CyberCity 3D to transform satellite imagery into 3D. El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) March...

2011-01-20 00:00:54

Ground-breaking Energy sector monitoring program aims to minimize environment impact of oil and gas operations globally Boulder, CO (Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Spatial Energy, the leading source for digital imagery, data management and services for the energy industry, and Apache Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, the United Kingdom North Sea, Australia and Argentina, today announced the launch of an...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

DULLES, Va., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEOY), a premier provider of superior satellite and aerial-based geospatial information and services, announced today that it has appointed Dr. William L. Ballhaus to serve on GeoEye's board of directors. He joins nine other board members. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080625/LAW528LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080625/LAW528LOGO) Ballhaus' appointment follows the closing of...

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2010-10-29 10:55:00

"Citizen archaeologists" helped researchers find Bronze Age burial sites and other Mongolian antiquities as part of a new National Geographic-supported expedition this summer. The groundbreaking "Field Expedition: Mongolia "” Valley of the Khans Project" invited Web users around the world to join a field expedition online in real time as "citizen scientists" from the comfort of their homes. The online expedition continues at http://exploration.nationalgeographic.com/mongolia. The field...

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2010-10-28 13:51:27

Countless people clung to life in the branches of trees hemming the shorelines during the deadly 2004 tsunami that killed more than 230,000 coastal residents in Indonesia, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka. In the aftermath of the disaster, land change scientist Chandra Giri from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) decided to explore to what degree those unique trees "“ which make up valuable forest ecosystems called mangroves -- safeguard lives, property and beaches during hurricanes,...

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2010-10-22 11:41:59

China has unveiled its own version of an online mapping service to compete with Google Earth's popular satellite mapping service. "Map World" was unveiled by the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping on Thursday.  Google and China have been battling since last year, when a serious hacking attack prompted Google to ultimately withdraw its search service from the mainland. Google has not yet applied for a Web mapping license in China, but its mapping service is accessible from computers...

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2010-10-18 08:25:00

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill couldn't have occurred at a worse time for bluefin tuna: they had come to the area "“ a major spawning ground "“ to produce offspring. Satellites are helping assess the damage from the disaster on the fish's spawning habitat. The majestic Atlantic bluefin tuna, among the largest fish able to grow the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, come to the Gulf yearly from January to June. Their peak spawning time in the Gulf is April and May "“ just when...

2010-10-14 12:35:00

NASA software used to enhance Earth science imagery could help interpret medical imagery. The new MED-SEG system, developed by Bartron Medical Imaging Inc. of Largo, Md., relies on an innovative software program developed at NASA to help doctors analyze mammograms, ultrasounds, digital X-rays and other medical imaging tests. "The use of this computer-based technology could minimize human error that occurs when evaluating radiologic films and might allow for earlier detection of abnormalities...

2010-09-22 16:58:00

DULLES, Va., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEOY), a premier provider of superior satellite and aerial-based geospatial information and services, announced today that it completed the previously announced private placement of 80,000 shares of the Company's Series A Convertible Preferred Stock to Cerberus Satellite LLC, an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (together with its affiliates, funds and managed accounts, "Cerberus"). Gross proceeds to the...