Mini-satellites send high-definition views of Earth

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Mini-satellites send high-definition views of Earth

Postby simonwheeler » Fri May 16, 2014 9:25 am

Imagine being able to monitor deforestation tree by tree - and act accordingly.
Or, as a farmer, remotely monitoring the health and yield of crops on a daily basis over huge swathes of land.
Perhaps as an aid agency, effortlessly estimating the flow of human traffic across borders over the course of a week.
And for business retail analysts, estimating the footfall of a retail chain by counting the sheer number of vehicles in its car parking lots across a region.

Rather than being conducted by nation-states or mega-corps, it is being played out by Silicon Valley tech start-ups doing what they do best - defying conventional thinking to disrupt an entire industry.
Their goal is to reveal an unprecedented understanding of activity conducted on Earth by taking and analysing pictures of our planet in its entirety.

From BBC Tech News
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

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