IT & Network Infrastructure : Google Leans on GeoEye-1 Satellite for Celestial Views
When the earthquake devastated Haiti Jan. 12, Google sprang into action, launching satellite imagery from Google Earth and Google Maps to help the world see how the quake leveled the island. To do this, Google relied on high-resolution imagery from the GeoEye-1 satellite. Google and satellite maker GeoEye have enjoyed a fruitful partnership, with Google using GeoEye-1 imagery for the 2009 presidential inauguration, views of the pyramids in Egypt and images showing urban expansion in China. On Jan. 25, Google added a new "GeoEye Featured Imagery" layer in Google Earth. Learn more about the Google-GeoEye relationship in this eWEEK slide show.