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Satellite Imagery

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Satellite imagery consists of images of Earth or other planets collected by satellites.

An image is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example 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.

Earth is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an artificial object which has been intentionally placed into orbit.

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) - Satellite Imagery Timelapse ... by Force Thirteen

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Imaging satellites are operated by governments and businesses around the world.

Why This Satellite Image of Hurricane Matthew Is Creeping ... by Inside Edition

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Satellite imaging companies sell images under licence.

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Images are licensed to governments and businesses such as Apple Maps and Google Maps.

Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software.

Apple Maps is a web mapping service developed by Apple Inc. It is the default map system of iOS, OS X, and watchOS.

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