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Google spooled 8-core Google Earth Enterprise Server at Camp Roberts

Googlers at Tactical Operations Center (TOC) of Camp Roberts event, near Paso Robles in central California, organised to collaborate on disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and development “spooled up an 8-core Google Earth Enterprise Server to process satellite imagery provided by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The server was used to process “1m resolution GeoEye IKONOS” scenes over Jalalabad, Afghanistan – with Google Earth Fusion to create a 3D globe and set of Mercator map tiles. And published the tiles to Portable Earth Server running in an Ubuntu Virtual Machine to be used as a base imagery layer for mashups by other applications including Sahana, Development Seed, FortiusOne, Open Street Map, and InSTEDD.”

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