Space Imaging

One of the sites I love passing by every once in a while is Space Imaging.

Their gallery section is just awesome, the satellite images they’ve got in there are so beautiful.
They give you a perfect bird’s eye view of the places and so much detail to enjoy.

It’s truly amazing what kind of high quality photos they can shoot from outer space and how much they can zoom in on a place.

I mean, here I am looking at a photo of Dubai and I can see the “Burj Al Arab” hotel, houses, highways, small streets, cars and more.
Or this other picture of Zimbabwe’s Victoria falls and the region around it. I can even see the Victoria Falls hotel that we used to stay at and the swimming pool I used to swim in.

It always makes me wonder that if these photos they just put up for free on their site are that good and give so much detail, then what they actually sell commercially or what the military has access to is certainly of higher and better resolution, giving way to even more detail.

Now that thought reminds me of the movie Enemy Of The State. I wonder if they’ve gotten that far though, technologically speaking.
But it’s pretty scary even if they haven’t reached that level of real-time satellite surveillance.

Anyway, next time you look up to the sky you might as well smile. You don’t want to look bad on your satellite photo 😛

On a slightly different note. With this kind of technology, how the hell couldn’t they find Osama Bin Laden and his people for such a long time?!

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

3 thoughts on “Space Imaging”

  1. I just took a look at the maps of both Tunis and Sfax. It is astounding how many details one can identify, even things you can’t see in normal life.

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