GeoEye is proud to include Google among its valued customers, and we welcome Google Earth and Google Maps users who now recognize the GeoEye-1 satellite, owned by GeoEye, as the "eye in the sky" responsible for many of their favorite images.
The combination of GeoEye-1's high-resolution, map-accurate imagery and Google's search-and-display capabilities provides users with access to rich, interactive visual image maps of the Earth. GeoEye-1 provides Google with color geospatial imagery at half-meter ground resolution, the highest resolution commercially available.
For disaster situations, GeoEye and Google have worked together to ensure that current and accurate visual information is available to a worldwide community.
As a symbol of Google’s commitment to high-quality commercial satellite imagery sources, GeoEye was pleased to include the Google logo among others on the GeoEye-1 launch vehicle. The relationship between our companies, and our agreement to provide GeoEye-1 satellite imagery for Google platforms, has helped to educate and captivate a new audience for geography and mapping. It has changed the way people understand our planet.
The links below will open example GeoEye imagery and data in Google Earth Builder through the Google Maps interface. For supported browsers please visit Google Earth Builder Help > Getting Started > Supported Browsers at the following link: http://www.google.com/support/earthbuilder/bin/answer.py?answer=1396318EyeQ Map – GeoEye Foundation IKONOS Imagery of Mopti Mali Malaria Study
Since the launch of the GeoEye-1 satellite in 2008, Google has added gigabytes of high-resolution GeoEye-1 and IKONOS imagery to Google Earth and Google Maps, such as a historic scene from the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, views of the pyramids in Egypt, and images showing urban expansion in China.
To highlight other broadly-interesting GeoEye-1 images, Google has a 'GeoEye Featured Imagery' layer in Google Earth. Included within this layer are Featured Imagery placemarks, including a thumbnail of the image, a link to view the image in full-resolution, and a wealth of information about the scene, including resolution, collection date, and a narrative about the location.
GeoEye imagery is collected by a constellation of satellites including GeoEye-1, the most advanced commercial Earth-imaging satellite in orbit.
Visit Google’s Lat Long Blog to read about news, notes, and imagery updates by the Google Earth and Maps team.
GeoEye-1 orbits the Earth, pole to pole, 15 times a day. See how GeoEye brings you closer to home than ever before in our sample and archive galleries, and find new tools for Google Earth users.