GeoEye to work with Indian company

April 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. company GeoEye Inc. and India's Rolta, an IT solutions company, are working to market GeoEye's high-resolution satellite imagery worldwide.

Rolta, in an announcement from the Netherlands, said that under the Memorandum of Understanding between the firms, new geospatial products and services would be developed, including 3-D city solutions for commercial users in urban planning, construction and infrastructure development.

"Rolta has been engaged in providing geospatial solutions for over two decades. Imagery plays a critical role -- especially for defense and homeland security -- to enable users to rapidly analyze change, visualize impacts and make informed decisions in the field in a timely manner," said Preetha Pulusani, Rolta's chief strategy officer.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with GeoEye to provide our customers with tools and content to meet their most challenging needs."

The first market to be exploited for GeoEye products through the partnership is India, Rolta said.

Rolta also plans to leverage GeoEye's imagery service and predictive analytics expertise to develop homeland and defense security solutions.

"Geospatial intelligence has become crucial to decision making," said Tony Frazier, GeoEye senior vice president of Marketing. "We are excited about this partnership and believe that our world-class imagery, information service capabilities and expertise, coupled with Rolta's product development and IT services track record, will produce innovative geospatial solutions that deliver clear, deep and timely insights to global government and commercial users."

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