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Golf Resort in Egypt Commissioned Satellite Imaging Corporation to Acquire QuickBird Satellite Image for Design and Construction

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

The Ancient Sands Golf Resort in El Gouna, Egypt commissioned Satellite Imaging Corporation to acquire a new QuickBird Satellite Image, at a resolution of 0.6m, for the El Gouna resort in Egypt, supporting the design and monitor construction of the new Ancient Sands Golf Resort.

Satellite Imaging Corporation (SIC), under contract with Ancient Sands Golf Resort in El Gouna, Egypt, acquired a new QuickBird Satellite Image with a resolution of 0.6m. On August 22, 2008 at 08:47:16.6 GMT, the QuickBird Satellite sensor collected the near nadir Satellite Image.

QuickBird Satellite Image for Design and Construction

Golf Resort in Egypt

This majestic resort is rising out of the desert sands to create an oasis of luxury. Ancient Sands Resort will combine the best of Egyptian tradition with western style comfort and exacting standards. This luxury, gated development is in the world famous resort town of El Gouna, the Red Sea’s Premier Leisure Destination including world hotels and resorts from Sheraton, Moevenpick, Steigenberger and Club Med. Luxury properties are set amongst an 18-hole Karl Litten designed championship golf course overlooking an azure lagoon which flows into the development from the sea.

The QuickBird satellite image, with a pixel resolution of 0.6m, provides an up-to-date view of the construction efforts and allows project management and designers to maximize the area available for the resort. Current satellite remote sensing technology provides a modern tool to evaluate progress on large scale construction projects, such as the Palm Islands development projects helping engineering companies organize, plan and monitor Dubai’s number one tourist destination. The three large man-made resort islands (Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira) are built on the shorelines of Dubai, UAE.

“Today’s high-resolution satellite remote sensing technology with 0.5m resolution capabilities can provide construction project managers with up-to-date project information on the progress of large construction projects around the world,” said Leopold J. Romeijn, President of Satellite Imaging Corporation in Houston, Texas.

About Satellite Imaging Corporation:

Satellite Imaging Corporation provides new and archived high and medium resolution satellite imagery and satellite maps in support of many industry applications using commercial satellites including, IKONOS, GeoEye-1, QuickBird, ASTER, ALOS, SPOT-5 and others sensors.

GeoEye-1 Satellite Sensor Acquires First Color Image, Showcasing its High-resolution and Image Quality

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

World’s Highest-Resolution Natural Color Satellite Image was collected by GeoEye from its new GeoEye-1 Satellite sensor over Kutztown University in Pennsylvania on October 7, 2008. The high-resolution and Image quality showcases GeoEye-1’s Imaging capabilities with a resolution of 0.41- meter or 1.35- feet at Nadir.

The GeoEye-1 satellite sensor acquired its first high-resolution satellite image over Kutztown, Pennsylvania on October 7, 2008. Though the satellite collects imagery at 0.41-meter ground resolution, due to U.S. licensing restrictions, commercial customers will only get access to imagery that has been processed to half-meter ground resolution (0.5-meter or 1.64-feet).

GeoEye-1 Satellite Image (0.50 – meter or 1.64 – feet at Nadir)

Kutztown University, Pennsylvania, USA

The satellite has been undergoing calibration and checkout since it was launched on September 6, 2008 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. GeoEye and Satellite Imaging Corporation will begin selling GeoEye-1 imagery products later this fall.

For GeoEye-1 Satellite Sensor specifications Click Here.

Leopold J. Romeijn, Satellite Imaging Corporation’s President, said, “The collection and release of the first GeoEye-1 satellite image is a great achievement by the GeoEye team demonstrating GeoEye’s capability to collect new high-resolution satellite image data on time and at superior imaging quality.”

GeoEye-1 is designed to have better than three-meter (<3m) WGS-84 ECEF geospatial position accuracy, which means that customers can map natural and man-made features to within three meters of their actual locations on the surface of the Earth, without establishing GPS derived ground control points (GCP’s). This degree of inherent accuracy will benefit customers requiring the best accuracy possible for commercial imaging, covering large areas.

Customers interested in GeoEye-1 geospatial products will have a choice of ordering basic, georeferenced, orthorectified image data for standard products or stereo imagery for the production of Digital Elevation Models (DEM’s) to support 3D Terrain models for various applications including flight simulation and 3D GIS projects.

The imaging capabilities of the GeoEye-1 satellite sensor will benefit a broad array of industries including national defense and intelligence, online mapping, state and local governments, environmental monitoring and land use management, oil and gas, mining, utilities, disaster management, insurance and others.