GeoEye (Dulles, VA, USA) has received an order from the Government of India for stereo imagery from its high resolution GeoEye-1 satellite to support the development of India's freight railway system.
GeoEye owns and operates Earth-imaging satellites and a network of ground stations. Its GeoEye-1 satellite can collect up to 700,000 square kilometers of panchromatic imagery per day (and up to 350,000 square kilometers of pan-sharpened multispectral imagery).
RITES, an Indian Government consultancy organization, made the six-figure purchase from GeoEye. The organization provides engineering, consulting and project management services to India's transportation infrastructure sector.
RITES will receive GeoEye-1's 50-centimeter stereo imagery which will be used for the planning, design and alignment of two high-speed transportation corridors within India.
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