GeoEye Images All 2010 FIFA World Cup Venues Located in South Africa
June 11, 2010
(WORLD CUP TECHNOLOGY)
GeoEye, Inc., a provider of high quality satellite as well as aerial-based geospatial information and services, revealed that they have imaged all the venues of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be found in South Africa.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup is planned to happen on June 11 to July 11. This year's international tournament indicates the 19th anniversary of the games. It is the first World Cup event to be held in Africa.
A high resolutions satellite image of Mbombela stadium can be viewed on the home page of GeoEye (News - Alert).
Geo Eye, Inc. is a global information services company that provides services to government and commercial markets. They are known imagery experts in the geospatial industry. They provide tremendous quality imagery products, solutions and services to their customers all over the globe.
All the ten images of the different venues of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa can be viewed from the online sports venues gallery at http://www.geoeye.com/CorpSite/gallery/default.aspx?gid=12. The ten venues include Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit; Soccer City and Ellis Park Stadiums, Johannesburg (host of the opening and closing ceremonies); Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria; Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban; Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane; Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg; Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein; Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth; and Green Point Stadium, Cape Town.
All of the ten images were shot from 423 miles in space. The images were taken as GeoEye's high resolution GeoEye-1 and IKONOS satellites moved over the Earth. The satellites moves in a north to south orbit at 17,000 miles per hour or four miles per second.
GeoEye, Inc., a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY, is committed to building the best geospatial information products and services. The company's headquarter is in Dulles, Virginia and they have more than 500 employees.
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Edited by Juliana Kenny