Saturday, November 1, 2014

Google gives non-profits real-time satellite imaging data for free

By Rich Edmonds | Oct 27 2014 | 7:23 am
Google acquired satellite startup Skybox earlier this year, and now the search giant has announced the Skybox for Good program, through which Google will provide non-profit organizations and projects access to real-time satellite imagery.

It’s an interesting move for the company which puts satellite imaging in a rather positive light. Skybox for Good allows Google to work with said non-profit parties to help save lives, protect the environment, promote education and have an overall positive impact on the planet we call home.

Images provided to these parties will be publicly available for all to download under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0). While Skybox for Good is clearly launched with good intentions, some will undoubtedly question said content being shared.

What are your thoughts on providing detailed satellite images to non-profits and other parties?

 Thank you Rich Edmonds for sharing this article.

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