Port Moresby from Space: new 50cm satellite imagery available

July 05, 2011 -- The GeoEye-1 satellite has recently imaged the Port Moresby region over the last few months and obtained some remarkable, cloud free datasets. “Given the economic activity in this region and elsewhere in New Guinea, the interest in current high resolution, satellite imagery has been growing,” says Dr Gail Kelly – AAM Satellite and Aerial Project Delivery Coordinator.

High resolution, 50cm image datasets are generated through the integration of the panchromatic and multispectral information collected by the GeoEye-1 satellite. GeoEye satellites are collecting data from an orbit approximately 680km above the earth whilst circling the earth 15 times a day.

“The speed of GeoEye satellite is best appreciated if you consider the following scenario: in the 90 minutes it takes many of you to wake up, have breakfast and get to your desk in the office, the GeoEye-1 Satellite has orbited the entire earth!,” says Kelly.

The full library of existing archive data can be discovered online. Image overviews (such as the one shown above) are available from the publicly available, archive search tool.

Interactive samples of imagery and other sensor information can be found on our GeoEye webpage:


For more information please contact:

Dr Gail Kelly, Project Delivery - Aerial & Satellite Manager, AAM

Phone: +61 7 3620 3117

About GeoEye

GeoEye, Inc. is an international information services company serving government and commercial markets. The Company is recognized as one of the geospatial industry's imagery experts, delivering exceptional quality imagery products, services and solutions to customers around the world. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, the Company has 534 employees, as of December 31, 2009, dedicated to developing best-in-class geospatial information products and services. GeoEye is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY. The Company provides support to academic institutions and non-governmental organizations through the GeoEye Foundation:


For more information, visit the official GeoEye website:


About AAM

AAM is at the forefront of the geospatial information technology revolution with all tools suitable for various aspects of emergency response. AAM’s dynamic team pioneers the commercialisation of exciting innovations such as:

  • High Resolution Satellite Imagery such as GeoEye
  • RapidEye 5m Satellite orthoimagery
  • 3D City Models
  • Visualisation capability with k2vi
  • Mobile Laser Scanning
  • Airborne LiDAR
  • Large Format, Aerial Digital Imaging
  • RoadView 360° Street Level Imagery
  • Terrestrial Laser Scanning

AAM’s proven technology leadership includes a range of advanced systems for the collection, analysis and presentation of geospatial information. Using these tools AAM has built an extensive library of ‘off the shelf” digital photography, satellite imagery and high resolution digital terrain models.


The AAM Group is a multidisciplinary team of more than 200 professionals taking leadership roles in the geospatial industry. AAM has an award-winning culture of project management excellence that actively contributes to client success.

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