Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The present and the future of satellite imagery in Australia

SearchEngineWatch.com reports on what the future of satellite imagery might be for consumers thanks to a company called Astrovision Australia. Astrovision claims to one day allow you to zoom into real-time imagery from one of several satellites.

This could be a problem with locations in and around Australia. The Australian government is requesting Google to censor satellite images of the one and only nuclear reactor in this country.

from the article:

A Google spokeswoman defended the technology, noting the images were six to 18 months old and not detailed enough to zoom in on people. "The same information is available to anyone who flies over or drives by a piece of property," she said.

Here is the image that's causing the fuss. Google Globetrotting gives you more information on the location and facility here.

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