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U.S. Restrictions Lifted: Better Satellite Images May Soon Be Available engine msg:4680297 1:50 pm on Jun 16, 2014 (gmt 0) There are some useful applications for this, although the privacy advocates will be out against it. When you consider that a pilot of a hang glider can fly over a site and take pictures of most things, and people wouldn't even realise. I'm sure, with a decent camera the imagery could be quite detailed.
The decision was made after Digital Globe applied to the US Department of Commerce asking for restrictions to be lifted.
lucy24 msg:4680342 3:55 pm on Jun 16, 2014 (gmt 0)
For some people, the unnerving part is just knowing that the closeup images already exist. :: now waiting for the next passing Brainless Client to cry "Google Earth is broken! Their view of my shop window is showing last week's prices!" ::
weeks msg:4680623 9:31 pm on Jun 17, 2014 (gmt 0)
:: now waiting for the next passing Brainless Client to cry "Google Earth is broken! Their view of my shop window is showing last week's prices!" :: OK, just wait. Soon real-time 1:1 video, with infrared ability, with images stored for 25 years. Handy!