Sunday, May 20, 2007
Imagery Cross Pollination
It is official now via a press release. Google is replacing the 15 metre Landsat mosaic from EarthSat with 2.5 metre pan-sharpened product from Spot Image. On the other hand Digital Globe's newly acquired subsidiary GlobeExplorer is bringing the Quick Bird archive to Microsoft Virtual Earth. With all these distribution platforms imagery temporal and spectral resolution can play a part as well as spatial resolution. Satellite imaging is slowly becoming ubiquitous.