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    Google Skybox - To Far?

    Google Skybox to have 24 satellites in the air updating global images three times a day with resolution down to 10cm and HD video

    GOOGLE Earth sometimes feels like an interesting but pointless toy. The images are dated and once you’ve checked out your own roof or neighbourhood, you may exit the site with an empty feeling.
    It appears that Google Earth and sibling Google Maps have been mere dress rehearsals for Google as it enters a new era of total global coverage, with images that are not only updated several times a day but able to provide high-definition video.
    Google says its new $500m acquisition of satellite provider Skybox Imaging will help improve the internet overall and prove useful in disaster relief.
    It will also provide business competitors with real-time tools to monitor each other’s activities.
    The Wall Street Journal recently reported that by 2018, Google’s Skybox will have 24 satellites in the air, able to cover the globe with updated images three times a day.
    Numerous implications flow from this.
    Previously, Google bought satellite images off companies such as Digital Globe, which has been providing the targeted imagery for George Clooney’s Satellite Sentinel Project, which attempts to monitor real-time military abuses in southern Sudan.



    more about EVIL Google....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    GOOGLE Earth sometimes feels like an interesting but pointless toy. The images are dated and once you’ve checked out your own roof or neighbourhood, you may exit the site with an empty feeling.
    dunno - I use google earth all the time to check out routes and locations before I drive there

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post

    dunno - I use google earth all the time to check out routes and locations before I drive there
    Why - google maps does it better and speaks to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Google Skybox to have 24 satellites in the air updating global images three times a day with resolution down to 10cm and HD video

    Google says its new $500m acquisition of satellite provider Skybox Imaging will help improve the internet overall and prove useful in disaster relief.

    more about EVIL Google....
    This technology would have been useful in the search of the missing Malaysian airliner methinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Google Skybox to have 24 satellites in the air updating global images three times a day with resolution down to 10cm and HD video

    Google says its new $500m acquisition of satellite provider Skybox Imaging will help improve the internet overall and prove useful in disaster relief.

    more about EVIL Google....
    This technology would have been useful in the search of the missing Malaysian airliner methinks.
    Anyone ever seen an airliner on google earth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Google Skybox to have 24 satellites in the air updating global images three times a day with resolution down to 10cm and HD video

    Google says its new $500m acquisition of satellite provider Skybox Imaging will help improve the internet overall and prove useful in disaster relief.

    more about EVIL Google....
    This technology would have been useful in the search of the missing Malaysian airliner methinks.
    Anyone ever seen an airliner on google earth?
    Of course, they are all over the place.

    Just zoom in to any airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Google Skybox to have 24 satellites in the air updating global images three times a day with resolution down to 10cm and HD video

    Google says its new $500m acquisition of satellite provider Skybox Imaging will help improve the internet overall and prove useful in disaster relief.

    more about EVIL Google....
    This technology would have been useful in the search of the missing Malaysian airliner methinks.
    Unless they're closely associated with the cover-up and conspiracy.

    Evil GOOGLE -

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    I trust Google and Nasa more than the NeoCons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Google Skybox to have 24 satellites in the air updating global images three times a day with resolution down to 10cm and HD video

    Google says its new $500m acquisition of satellite provider Skybox Imaging will help improve the internet overall and prove useful in disaster relief.

    more about EVIL Google....
    This technology would have been useful in the search of the missing Malaysian airliner methinks.
    Anyone ever seen an airliner on google earth?

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    Or just zoom in on any airport and pan around.

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