Through the agreement, GeoEye will be able to use Google Earth Builder to deliver a set of imagery services making it simple for any Google Earth or Good Maps user to access GeoEye’s vast imagery archive. The new imagery services are an extension of GeoEye’s EyeQ online access portfolio.
“This new offering will augment the imagery that we currently make available via Google Earth and Google Maps with premium access to our most recent collections and our broader archive that contains over 500 million square kilometers of imagery,” said Tony Frazier, GeoEye’s senior vice president of Marketing.
GeoEye has been working with Google since 2008, publishing imagery to Google Earth and Google Maps as well as providing a simple way to address the needs of government and commercial customers. Google Earth has over one billion downloads which provides GeoEye a simple way to make its imagery accessible to a broader audience.
“Google Earth Builder is designed to let organizations upload, process and store their geospatial data in Google’s cloud,” said Tarun Bhatnagar, Google’s head of Enterprise Geo Americas. “Enterprise customers will benefit from the quick, cloud-based access to GeoEye’s high quality and most current satellite imagery.”