Sunday, September 16, 2007

Eye in the Sky

DigitalGlobe, provider of imagery for Google's interactive mapping program Google Earth, said a new high-resolution satellite will boost the accuracy of its satellite images and flesh out its archive.

The new satellite, WorldView I, will be launched on Tuesday 9/18 (follow its launch and progress on the Boeing Missions site). It will offer half-meter resolution (almost military grade!) and will be able to collect over 600,000 square kilometers of imagery each day.

So download the software, and pretty soon, you too, like the NSA, would be able to read car license plates in Afghanistan from the safety of your home.
I hope to one day use this software to get the $25M prize money on Bin Laden's head :)

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