News Archives, Remote Sensing


Dec 2008 | Comments Off on NEWSBRIEFS – REMOTE SENSING


PIL demands removal of country’s images from Google Earth

Public interest litigation was filed in the Bombay High Court in India, has taken exception to easy access to satellite images of the vital installations in the country through Google Earth. The petition filed by Mumbai-based lawyer Amit Karkhanis has demanded removal of images of the country from Google Earth. The petition is filed against the backdrop of terror attacks in Mumbai. The petition is likely to come up for hearing on December 18.

GeoEeye’s coming soon

Geoeye-1 will begin commercial operations on or about 1 January 2009. The satellite, which was launched on 7 September 2008, sets a new benchmark for commercially available high resolution imagery. With the launch of the new satellite, the price of future Ikonos imagery acquisitions will be reduced.

Indian space policy: Aiming higher

The Indian Cabinet announced $375 million in funding for 15 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle missions from 2009 through 2012. These missions, labelled C14-C28, will be used to fulfil the needs of the nation, which include remote sensing, navigation and space science as well as for “sustaining production at Indian industry.” The Indian Space Research Organisation expects to complete five of these missions before 2009.

DigitalGlobe and NAVTEeQ join forces to support application developers

DigitalGlobe and NAVTEQ announced a new relationship aimed at supporting thousands of software developers using NAVTEQ® map data who want to include high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery from DigitalGlobe in their applications. As part of the agreement, DigitalGlobe will provide developers access to sample imagery free of charge for a limited term.

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