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Geo Eye signs satellite deal with Google

Gary Price [PersonRank 10]

Friday, August 29, 2008
11 years ago2,420 views

It's an exclusive deal for Google. The satellite is not working yet but once it does will cover some 700,000 sq. miles/day.

The rocket carrying the satellite blasted off on September 4th with a Google logo on its side.

More here:
theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/ne ...

[Name updated to link to previous posts – Tony]

quet [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Cool. Maybe they'll finally update photo's of my hometown area an neighboring large city which are currently several years old.

They will even have their logo on the rocket...pic and more info here:

news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-1002 ...

Barnaby Capel-Dunn [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #


I see that the "rocket carrying the satellite blasted off on September 4th with a Google logo on its side".
September 4th? Now that IS fast!

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Also posted here: blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=1130

I hope this helps them improve Google Maps/Earth at a faster pace. Having 4 year old map data is cool but having 2 week old map data is even cooler. :)

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The satellite has been launched successfully this week. :)

<< On hand to watch Saturday's launch of the satellite – shot into space by a Delta II rocket emblazoned with Google's logo among others – were Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google spokesman Brian O'Shaughnessy said.

GeoEye's other satellites provide images to Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, but Google will be its only online-search mapping customer.

O'Shaughnessy said Page and Brin "look forward to getting some real quality, high-resolution imagery into Google Earth in the months to come."

He said the new color imagery would mean that Google Earth and Google Maps users would have access to more detailed images in about three to four months, after the new imagery had been loaded into Google. >>

news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080906/t ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Also
arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/ ...

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