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05-24-2011, 11:23 AM

St. Petersburg

Showing the world's tallest mountain...

Mount Everest

.and the glory of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, they make up part of commercial satellite firm GeoEye's 2011 calendar

GeoEye have released this year’s calendar to mark 18 years as the world's largest space imaging corporation

Grand Palace, Bangkok

Operating three satellites out of their Dulles, Virginia headquarters, GeoEye provide exclusive imagery to the Google Earth and Google Maps applications. As of last year, GeoEye had gathered together 340 million square kilometres of photographs and their newest satellite GeoEye 1 is capable of capturing something the size of a beer barrel from 684 kilometres up

Piazza del Campo in Siena

"Our biggest customer is the military and primarily the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, whom we provide photos to within 50 cm clarity on the ground," said Elizabeth "Eli" Doerr, GeoEye's Corporate Imagery Services Representative

The five story, marble-lined Ak Orda Palace in Kazakhstan

Launched in 2008 GeoEye 1 ''has a sun-synchronous orbit, which means that it can pass over the same location every day at approximately 10.30am...

The First hole at Augusta golf course, Georgia

.and is capable of collecting up to 700,000 square kilometres of material every day''

The Takla Makan Desert, China

Australia's Bondi Beach

The coastline of Antigua

Sao Paulo's Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge over the Pinheiros River in Brazil

The island of Santorini, Greece

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