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Friday, March 30, 2018

Context in Satellite Imagery

Nathan in Flowingdata shows a different kind of data imagery.    Advanced Sat imagery handles this today, but recall doing it for forestry assets before that was common.   Makes you think about context once again.  Link through for more details.

SimCity-like views using satellite imagery   By Nathan Yau

Maps typically show a view from straight above, which is good for navigation and to see regional patterns over large areas. However, missing out on the extra dimension of height can mean missing out on context. Robert Simmon for Planet Labs shows off some work in getting the less abstract perspective at a large scale.  ... " 

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