Higher-resolution satellite imagery approved by Department of Commerce

By Shawn Knight
Jun 16, 2014
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  1. Mapping applications like those from Bing and Google already offer extremely detailed satellite imagery in select areas. And now thanks to a recent decision from the US Department of Commerce, the quality of those overhead shots will be improving to...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,697   +873

    Now I can see the writing on a manhole in HD! WOW!!!
  3. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,043   +218

    So innovation needs to be approved by DOC.... thats messed up....
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,806   +702

    But that's not as interesting as pics from a nudie beach. :)
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  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,571   +480

    Stills are not that striking, compared to videos from space in 4K, that's where you can really appreciate the ultra-high resolution, if you got the screen for that:







    P.S. Even on a standard 30" (2560x1600) the difference from 1080p is huge.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2014
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