GeoEye and DigitalGlobe have been communicating via letter and press release over the last few days. The topic: who might acquire whom. As we go to press neither company has said "yes" but our editors feel wedding bells are likely.
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Clapper Pushes Integration While Asserting Realistic View of IC Budget Situation #geoint2011
GeoEye Disappointed by DigitalGlobe, Inc.'s Rejection Of the Proposed Acquisition - Directions Magazine
GeoEye Proposed Acquisition of DigitalGlobe to Create a Geospatial Imaging Monopoly - Defense Update
GeoEye offers to buy competitor DigitalGlobe for $792M-Washington Post
Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of DigitalGlobe, Inc.
DigitalGlobe Rejects Unsolicited Acquisition Proposal by GeoEye - Directions Magazine
GeoEye Plans DigitalGlobe Purchase; USDI Confirms Imagery Budget Cuts
UPDATE 3-GeoEye offers to buy DigitalGlobe for $792 mln | Reuters
Fierce rivalry makes merger of DigitalGlobe, GeoEye hard to fathom - Denver Business Journal
GeoEye Proposes Acquisition Of DigitalGlobe; Combination Creates Increased Value For Customers And Shareholders - Directions Magazine
The Defense Department is using GeoSHAPE tool that will soon be available to assist countries and organizations dealing with the deadly consequences of hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters and humanitarian crises, experts from DoD. The open-source tool is not directly related to shapefiles; the acronym stands for geospatial tool for security, humanitarian assistance and partnership engagement....