Google Provides Free Access To Satellite Images


Google has now allowed access to real time, updated satellite images through its Skybox programme.

The company said, the fresh satellite imagery will be contributed to projects that save lives, protect the environment, promote education, and positively impact humanity.

The released images contain everything starting from camps for displaced people in Sudan to beaches cleared of landmines in Sri Lanka and are available to the public for free.

Google would not profit from the images as long as they attribute Google and do not profit from the images.

Everyone is free to view and use the images available. The search giant said, NGOs can also request for new and updated images that they would like on the programme page.

Skybox, a satellite company, was acquired for $500 million by Google in August this year.

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