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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

GeoEye-1 passed over the Capitol Building at 11:19 a.m. on January 20th to capture the throngs of onlookers awaiting the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Slightly overcast skies filtered the imagery which was resampled to .5 meter resolution due to U.S. licensing restrictions, according to a press release issued by GeoEye. GeoEye-1 can capture images a .41 meter resolution. The images below are courtesy of GeoEye (click each for a larger image):

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by Joe Francica on 01/20 at 07:31 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

DigitalGlobe and AEgis Technologies recently issued a press release regarding their partnership to develop ImageScape, a 3D imagery solution that generates virtual models of any location in the world. I covered this relationship in an article written on how these companies were creating images for NBC during the Olympics. For the inauguration, the two companies released sample ImageScape images available of the D.C. area, including the White House, and the Washington Monument. Images courtesy of DigitalGlobe and AEgis Technologies. See below (click each below for a larger image:



by Joe Francica on 01/20 at 03:21 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Here’s confirmation that the new administration believes geography matters: when you sign up for updates from the site (upper right hand corner) you are asked for a ZIP Code. I’m guessing they’ll target messages/news appropriately. We’ll see!

- via Twitter

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/20 at 03:18 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

GeoEye will be taking pictures from GeoEye-1 but a balloon with a high res camera will be there to take pictures of the crowds for evaluation by an Arizona State journalism professor to estimate the crowds. Alas, the balloon must be down before 10 am so it’ll be a bit before the bulk of crowds appear.

- Tuscon Citizen

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/20 at 07:41 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Belgium-based Navitell announced €2 million (or about $2,635,000) from FPIM, a federal investment fund. The company’s StoryTeller software suite, is a platform for mobile content for use on mobile devices, where user profiles and location determine what data is shared when.

- TechCrunch

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/20 at 07:17 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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