Satellite images help transportation planning

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.

Satellite images help transportation planning
Satellite images help transportation planning

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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