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GeoEye bags web mapping contract

Virginia, US: GeoEye has signed a modification to a contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide web mapping services under the NGA’s Rapid Delivery of Online GEOINT (RDOG) programme. This web hosting and dissemination contract modification is in addition to ongoing production work being done under the RDOG contract originally awarded in June 2009 and under GeoEye’s Service Level Agreement with the NGA.

GeoEye’s dissemination system provides users secure access to unclassified, high-resolution color imagery of an entire country over the Web. The colour imagery is acquired by the Company’s GeoEye-1 Earth-imaging satellite and then disseminated in near real-time to a wide spectrum of users, including forward-deployed U.S. military personnel, intelligence community personnel and DoD map production staff. The dissemination system is compliant with Open Geospatial Consortium standards for geospatial and location-based information and Web mapping services.

Chris Incardona, GeoEye’s Director of Government Programs – NGA, commented, “The RDOG program is a natural extension of our core capability in delivering high-quality imagery products. This significant award to host near real-time satellite imagery and serve government users around the globe is a major step forward in providing end-to-end solutions. In the future, users should expect web services to include sensor-agnostic source capabilities that integrate best-of-class industry standards and applications.”

Brian O’Toole, GeoEye’s Chief Technology Officer, added, “This program illustrates the evolution in geospatial intelligence: collection, advanced production and dissemination are now offered in an integrated service delivered through a next-generation web-services platform. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work closely with the NGA to advance the quality of the data products while enabling timely, on-demand access and delivery.”

Source: VPO Press Release