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Satellite imagery

Index Satellite imagery

Satellite imagery (or spaceborne photography) are images of Earth or other planets collected by imaging satellites operated by governments and businesses around the world. [1]

74 relations: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, Aerial photography, Agriculture, Apple Maps, Bhuvan, Bing Maps Platform, Cartography, Corona (satellite), Digital image processing, Earth, Earth observation satellite, Education, Electromagnetic spectrum, Environmental monitoring, Envisat, EROS (satellite), European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, European Remote-Sensing Satellite, European Space Agency, Explorer 6, FAQ, Fishing, Forestry, GeoEye-1, Geographic information system, Geology, Google Earth, Google Maps, Ground sample distance, Haskell County, Kansas, Image, Image resolution, Intelligence assessment, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kansas, KH-11 Kennen, Landsat 7, Landsat 8, Landsat program, Landscape, Luna 3, Meteorology, Meteosat, Meteosat visible and infrared imager, Microsoft Research Maps, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Moon, Multispectral image, NASA, NASA Earth Observatory, ..., NASA World Wind, Oceanography, Open-source model, Panchromatic film, Pleiades (satellite), Privacy, QuickBird, RapidEye, Reconnaissance satellite, Regional planning, Remote sensing, Sensor, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, SPOT (satellite), Spot Image, Stratellite, Sub-orbital spaceflight, Terraserver.com, The Blue Marble, V-2 rocket, Virtual globe, War, WorldView-2, WorldView-3. Expand index (24 more) »

Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is a Japanese sensor which is one of five remote sensory devices on board the Terra satellite launched into Earth orbit by NASA in 1999.

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Aerial photography

Aerial photography (or airborne imagery) is the taking of photographs from an aircraft or other flying object.

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Agriculture

Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.

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Apple Maps

Apple Maps (or simply Maps) is a web mapping service developed by Apple Inc. It is the default map system of iOS, macOS, and watchOS.

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Bhuvan

Bhuvan, (lit: Earth), is a software application which allows users to explore a 2D/3D representation of the surface of the Earth.

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Bing Maps Platform

Bing Maps Platform (previously Microsoft Virtual Earth) is a geospatial mapping platform produced by Microsoft.

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Cartography

Cartography (from Greek χάρτης chartēs, "papyrus, sheet of paper, map"; and γράφειν graphein, "write") is the study and practice of making maps.

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Corona (satellite)

The Corona program was a series of American strategic reconnaissance satellites produced and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Science & Technology with substantial assistance from the U.S. Air Force.

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Digital image processing

In computer science, Digital image processing is the use of computer algorithms to perform image processing on digital images.

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Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

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Earth observation satellite

Earth observation satellites are satellites specifically designed for Earth observation from orbit, similar to spy satellites but intended for non-military uses such as environmental monitoring, meteorology, map making etc.

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Education

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.

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Electromagnetic spectrum

The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of frequencies (the spectrum) of electromagnetic radiation and their respective wavelengths and photon energies.

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Environmental monitoring

Environmental monitoring describes the processes and activities that need to take place to characterise and monitor the quality of the environment.

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Envisat

Envisat ("Environmental Satellite") is a large inactive Earth-observing satellite which is still in orbit.

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EROS (satellite)

Earth Resources Observation Satellite (EROS) is a series of Israeli commercial Earth observation satellites, designed and manufactured by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI), with optical payload supplied by El-Op.

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European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) is an intergovernmental organisation created through an international convention agreed by a current total of 30 European Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

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European Remote-Sensing Satellite

European remote sensing satellite (ERS) was the European Space Agency's first Earth-observing satellite programme using a polar orbit.

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European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA; Agence spatiale européenne, ASE; Europäische Weltraumorganisation) is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space.

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Explorer 6

Explorer 6, or S-2, was an American satellite launched on August 7, 1959.

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) or Questions and Answers (Q&A), are listed questions and answers, all supposed to be commonly asked in some context, and pertaining to a particular topic.

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Fishing

Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish.

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Forestry

Forestry is the science and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing forests, woodlands, and associated resources to meet desired goals, needs, and values for human and environment benefits.

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GeoEye-1

GeoEye-1 is a high-resolution Earth observation satellite owned by DigitalGlobe, launched in September 2008.

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Geographic information system

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data.

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Geology

Geology (from the Ancient Greek γῆ, gē, i.e. "earth" and -λoγία, -logia, i.e. "study of, discourse") is an earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time.

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Google Earth

Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based on satellite imagery.

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Google Maps

Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google.

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Ground sample distance

In remote sensing, ground sample distance (GSD) in a digital photo (such as an orthophoto) of the ground from air or space is the distance between pixel centers measured on the ground.

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Haskell County, Kansas

Haskell County (county code HS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas.

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Image

An image (from imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person, thus providing a depiction of it.

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Image resolution

Image resolution is the detail an image holds.

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Intelligence assessment

Intelligence assessment is the development of behavior forecasts or recommended courses of action to the leadership of an organisation, based on wide ranges of available overt and covert information.

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center in Pasadena, California, United States, with large portions of the campus in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

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Kansas

Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States.

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KH-11 Kennen

The KH-11 KENNEN, renamed CRYSTAL in 1982p.199-200 and according to leaked NRO budget documentation currently going by the codename of Evolved Enhanced CRYSTAL (EEC) (but also referenced by the codenames 1010,p.82 Key Hole and "Key Hole"), is a type of reconnaissance satellite first launched by the American National Reconnaissance Office in December 1976.

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Landsat 7

Landsat 7 is the seventh satellite of the Landsat program.

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Landsat 8

Landsat 8 is an American Earth observation satellite launched on February 11, 2013.

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Landsat program

The Landsat program is the longest-running enterprise for acquisition of satellite imagery of Earth.

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Landscape

A landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms and how they integrate with natural or man-made features.

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Luna 3

Luna 3, or E-2A No.1 was a Soviet spacecraft launched in 1959 as part of the Luna programme.

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Meteorology

Meteorology is a branch of the atmospheric sciences which includes atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric physics, with a major focus on weather forecasting.

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Meteosat

The Meteosat series of satellites are geostationary meteorological satellites operated by EUMETSAT under the Meteosat Transition Programme (MTP) and the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) program.

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Meteosat visible and infrared imager

The Meteosat visible and infrared imager (or MVIRI) is the scientific instrument package on board the seven Meteosat first-generation geostationary meteorological satellites.

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Microsoft Research Maps

Microsoft Research Maps or MSR Maps was a free online repository of public domain aerial imagery and topographic maps provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) is a payload scientific instrument built by Santa Barbara Remote Sensing that was launched into Earth orbit by NASA in 1999 on board the Terra (EOS AM) Satellite, and in 2002 on board the Aqua (EOS PM) satellite.

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Moon

The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth and is Earth's only permanent natural satellite.

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Multispectral image

A multispectral image is one that captures image data within specific wavelength ranges across the electromagnetic spectrum.

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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NASA Earth Observatory

NASA Earth Observatory is an online publishing outlet for NASA which was created in 1999.

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NASA World Wind

World Wind is an open-source (released under the NOSA license) virtual globe.

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Oceanography

Oceanography (compound of the Greek words ὠκεανός meaning "ocean" and γράφω meaning "write"), also known as oceanology, is the study of the physical and biological aspects of the ocean.

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Open-source model

The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.

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Panchromatic film

Panchromatic emulsion is a type of black-and-white photographic emulsion that is sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light.

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Pleiades (satellite)

The Pléiades constellation is composed of two very-high-resolution optical Earth-imaging satellites.

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Privacy

Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively.

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QuickBird

QuickBird was a high-resolution commercial earth observation satellite, owned by DigitalGlobe launched in 2001 and decayed in 2015.

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RapidEye

RapidEye AG was a German geospatial information provider focused on assisting in management decision-making through services based on their own Earth observation imagery.

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Reconnaissance satellite

A reconnaissance satellite (commonly, although unofficially, referred to as a spy satellite) is an Earth observation satellite or communications satellite deployed for military or intelligence applications.

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Regional planning

Regional planning deals with the efficient placement of land-use activities, infrastructure, and settlement growth across a larger area of land than an individual city or town.

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Remote sensing

Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object and thus in contrast to on-site observation.

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Sensor

In the broadest definition, a sensor is a device, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics, frequently a computer processor.

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Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is an international research effort that obtained digital elevation models on a near-global scale from 56° S to 60° N, to generate the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of Earth prior to the release of the ASTER GDEM in 2009.

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SPOT (satellite)

SPOT (Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre, lit. "Satellite for observation of Earth") is a commercial high-resolution optical imaging Earth observation satellite system operating from space.

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Spot Image

Spot Image, a public limited company created in 1982 by the French Space Agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the IGN, and Space Manufacturers (Matra, Alcatel, SSC, etc.) is a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space (99%).

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Stratellite

Stratellite is a brand name trademark of Sanswire for a future emissions-free, high-altitude stratospheric airship that provides a stationary communications platform for various types of wireless signals usually carried by communications towers or satellites.

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Sub-orbital spaceflight

A sub-orbital spaceflight is a spaceflight in which the spacecraft reaches space, but its trajectory intersects the atmosphere or surface of the gravitating body from which it was launched, so that it will not complete one orbital revolution.

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Terraserver.com

TerraServer is a commercial website specializing in aerial and satellite imagery which was originally launched in 1997.

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The Blue Marble

The Blue Marble is an image of planet Earth made on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about from the surface.

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V-2 rocket

The V-2 (Vergeltungswaffe 2, "Retribution Weapon 2"), technical name Aggregat 4 (A4), was the world's first long-range guided ballistic missile.

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Virtual globe

A virtual globe is a three-dimensional (3D) software model or representation of the Earth or another world.

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War

War is a state of armed conflict between states, societies and informal groups, such as insurgents and militias.

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WorldView-2

WorldView-2 is a commercial Earth observation satellite owned by DigitalGlobe.

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WorldView-3

WorldView-3 is a commercial Earth observation satellite owned by DigitalGlobe.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_imagery

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