NOAA Asked To OK Sharper Satellite Images
DigitalGlobe, an imaging company, petitions National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to change restrictions on sale of sharper satellite images.
The company, DigitalGlobe, holds contracts to provide satellite imagery to the government today, including the 10-year, $3.5 billion EnhancedView contract for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).
There are no restrictions on the resolution level of images DigitalGlobe provides to U.S. government customers, according to Walter Scott, the company's founder, executive VP and CTO, but legislation passed more than a decade ago barred companies from providing images with anything sharper than half-meter resolution, roughly 20 inches. The company has asked that the limit be eased to 25 centimeters, about 10 inches. Read full story on InformationWeek
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