How to Source Commercial Satellite Imagery
When Google Earth was launched in 2005, high resolution satellite imagery suddenly became easily accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Much of this high-resolution imagery (50-60 cm) is provided by Digital Globe and can be used for a wide range of commercial applications such as urban planning, engineering, utilities and more. Satellite imagery is a great option for mapping large, remote or inaccessible areas where orthophoto is not available. So, how is the imagery captured, and how can a commercial user purchase the imagery?