Case Studies

Grant Recipient Case Studies

GeoEye Foundation grants are being used for many interesting and worthwhile projects around the globe. Since the GeoEye Foundation was established, thousands-of-square-kilometers of imagery have been granted to universities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the United States and overseas. These imagery grants support research in a wide range of fields. The following list is a sampling of projects supported by the GeoEye Foundation.
  • Disaster Response and Recovery
  • Archaeology
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fishery Management
  • Water and Natural Resource Management
  • Coastal Studies
  • Homeland Defense and Security
  • Urban Planning
  • Forestry

Case Study Examples

Below are a few case studies by researchers, scientists and geospatial experts regarding their use of geospatial imagery, the impact it's having on their studies
and the unique solutions they've discovered.


Assessment of Semi-Automated Methods of Shoreline Extraction

Accurate delineation of the shoreline is of critical importance and has commonly required manual interpretation. Kingston
University’s School of Geography, Geology and the Environment in London, England is now studying automated or
semi-automated alternatives utilizing satellite imagery.


Engineers Without Borders Project

A group of engineers is working through Engineers Without Borders (EWB) in Denver, Colorado to bring clean drinking
water to a village in Southeastern Madagascar. The village of Ambalona (pronounced Am-ball-na) is made up of approximately
1,600 people who currently bathe, wash their clothes and collect their drinking water all from the Sakave River.

More Case Studies

You can read about more case studies based on GeoEye Foundation grants on the GeoEye Corporate Website.