[Satellite TODAY 01-10-13] DigitalGlobe subsidiary and imagery provider GeoEye has won a six-figure contract from the RITES Indian government enterprise agency to provide satellite imagery for a freight railway corridor development project, the company confirmed Jan. 10.
The imagery will be provided via the operator’s GeoEye-1 satellite. RITES secured the satellite service purchase through India’s National Remote Sensing Center, which acts as GeoEye’s primary reseller in the region. GeoEye said the agency would use the 50-centimeter stereo to plan, design and align two transportation corridors within India, as stereo imagery is intended to provide three-dimensional viewing and feature recognition for extracting images and other engineering work.
“This agreement also marks an important milestone for GeoEye, as the railways ministry is the first Indian government agency to purchase GeoEye stereo imagery,” GeoEye Senior Vice President of Sales Christopher Tully said in a statement.