Joint Product Offering Makes Cost-effective Imagery Available to State and Local Governments, Public Safety Agencies and Small Utilities
Herndon, Va., July 11, 2011 — GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight, is launching GeoEye Image Pack for Esri ELA Customers on July 11, 2011, with its partner, Esri®. Small governments, public safety organizations and utilities rely on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and imagery to effectively perform regular activities within tight budgets, such as urban planning, economic development and public works. The GeoEye Image Pack provides an easy way for Esri customers with a programmatic Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) to procure high-resolution data from GeoEye’s extensive imagery archive. The GeoEye Image Pack is expected to be available for purchase on August 1, 2011.
Esri programmatic ELAs are low cost, pre-packaged agreements for small municipal and county governments, public safety agencies and utilities that enable them to put an ArcGIS® system in place, quickly and easily. The GeoEye Image Pack has a three-year term license and delivers the "best available view" for sub-meter, high-resolution imagery products. New collection and event options are also available if no archive data exists or if a customer is responding to a crisis or planning for a major event. The product is comprised of data from GeoEye’s high-resolution satellites, GeoEye-1 and IKONOS, and aerial imagery from MJ Harden, a GeoEye company.
Jack Dangermond, Esri’s president and founder, commented, "GeoEye and Esri have been working together to improve our customers’ experience and make GeoEye’s imagery products readily accessible to Esri ArcGIS users. We’re pleased to offer our programmatic ELA customers this extension to their existing agreements."
Chris Tully, GeoEye’s senior vice president of Sales, said, "We are proud to support Esri’s customers. This innovative offering will make GeoEye imagery available and affordable for small municipalities and utilities. Public safety organizations will also benefit from using GeoEye’s high-resolution imagery for their local emergency planning and response activities, in much the same way as we have seen our larger customers successfully use GeoEye imagery in disaster response during several major crises already this year."
Esri develops geographic information systems (GIS) solutions that function as an integral component in nearly every type of organization. Esri software is used by more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including most U.S. federal agencies and national mapping agencies, 45 of the top 50 petroleum companies, all 50 U.S. state health departments, most forestry companies, and many others in dozens of industries. Esri software is the standard in state and local government and is used by more than 24,000 state and local governments including Paris, France; Los Angeles, California, USA; Beijing, China; and Kuwait City, Kuwait.
GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy and online media rely on GeoEye’s imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye’s ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia with more than 700 employees worldwide. Learn more at www.geoeye.com.
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