Monday, October 27, 2008

QuickBird Satellite Image for Golf Resort Design and Construction

Satellite Imaging Corporation (SIC), under contract with Ancient Sands Golf Resort in El Gouna, Egypt, acquired a new QuickBird Satellite Image with a resolution of 0.6m. On August 22, 2008 at 08:47:16.6 GMT, the QuickBird Satellite sensor collected the near nadir Satellite Image.

Today's high-resolution satellite remote sensing technology with 0.5m resolution capabilities can provide construction project managers with up-to-date project information on the progress of large construction projects around the world

This majestic resort is rising out of the desert sands to create an oasis of luxury. Ancient Sands Resort will combine the best of Egyptian tradition with western style comfort and exacting standards. This luxury, gated development is in the world famous resort town of El Gouna, the Red Sea's Premier Leisure Destination including world hotels and resorts from Sheraton, Moevenpick, Steigenberger and Club Med. Luxury properties are set amongst an 18-hole Karl Litten designed championship golf course overlooking an azure lagoon which flows into the development from the sea.

The QuickBird satellite image, with a pixel resolution of 0.6m, provides an up-to-date view of the construction efforts and allows project management and designers to maximize the area available for the resort. Current satellite remote sensing technology provides a modern tool to evaluate progress on large scale construction projects, such as the Palm Islands development projects helping engineering companies organize, plan and monitor Dubai's number one tourist destination. The three large man-made resort islands (Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira) are built on the shorelines of Dubai, UAE.



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