DigitalGlobe, which provides satellite images for commerical use, released the first photos from WorldView-1 which show objects that are less than a meter.
A crowdsourcing platform called Tomnod is letting volunteers comb through satellite images and tag objects of interest.
Thanks to Tomnod users, every pixel from available satellite images has been scanned by human eyes at least 30 times.
This collection of satellite images shows historical ruins, tiny sea animals, and a giant rubber duckie, just for starters.
Researchers enlist a satellite in the quest to take a count of endangered southern right whales. Eerie pictures result.
China activates an international charter started in 1999 to aggregate global space data from satellites in an effort to locate Malaysian Airlines' flight MH370.
GeoEye and DigitalGlobe, which count Microsoft and Google as clients, stand to earn more than $3 billion each for long-term projects focused on improving satellite photographic abilities.
Satellite imagery company releases some early views taken Monday of Texas. WorldView-2 images will be used by Microsoft and Google.
Last year, Google sponsored the GeoEye-1 satellite launch. This year, it's Microsoft's turn with DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2.
When technology opens a link from a quiet existence in rural England to the attack on Osama bin Laden, sometimes even hardened technophiles stop taking tech for granted.