Google Buys Image Data from GeoEye

 - Aug 31, 2008
References: tech.blorge
Google, not satisfied with having cars buzzing around getting super sharp street views, wants super sharp satellite views. Soon they will be buying image data
from GeoEye. GeoEye is launching a satellite with the highest resolution "pan-sharpened" format.

GeoEye-1 weighs in at 4,300 pounds and will be able to show detail as small as 41 centimeters from a view 420 miles above the earth.

"It is our goal to display high-resolution imagery for as much of the world as possible," said Google spokeswoman Kate Hurowitz.

Google says they will use the images to enhance their commercial mapping.