Russia: GeoEye has announced that it has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar order with its Russian reseller, ScanEx Research and Development Center, for more than two million square kilometers of high-resolution satellite imagery.
GeoEye’s high-resolution IKONOS satellite will capture imagery of infrastructure facilities, major population centers and tourist locations over Russia and neighboring areas. ScanEx is also able to sell imagery from GeoEye-1, the world’s highest resolution and most accurate commercial Earth-imaging satellite.
“We are happy to continue our cooperation with GeoEye. Today, considering the size of the country and lack of current cartographic data, satellite imagery often serves as the only reliable source of information about territories. Moreover, for tasks related to infrastructure monitoring and search, rescue or recovery operations after emergencies, imagery is the most efficient data source for timely decision making,” said Olga Gershenzon, vice president for ScanEx.