DigitalGlobe and GeoEye, two companies competing to provide customers with satellite imagery, offer views of the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden was killed.
Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound
The location of Osama bin Laden's compound was an extraordinarily tightly kept secret--until Sunday night, when U.S. forces attacked it and killed him.
Now satellite photos show the compound just northeast of the center of Abbottabad, Pakistan. In this case, a DigitalGlobe image shows the site, a tilted triangle with its left corner chopped off, including the dark shadows from the tall walls surrounding the compound.
The once-revolutionary, now-prosaic Google Maps acquired a new dimension after bin Laden's death as a way to view to a historically significant moment on another part of the globe. Bin Laden's compound is marked on the right edge of the image.