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DigitalGlobe Releases “20 Iconic Satellite Images from 2016” Gallery

By [email protected] - 23rd December 2016 - 12:38

From the joy and unity on display at the Rio Olympics, to the tragedy of the Syrian refugee crisis, 2016 was a year that saw both the best and the worst of humanity. DigitalGlobe’s constellation of five high-resolution imaging satellites had a front-row seat for virtually every global event of importance, and today we are releasing 20 of the most iconic satellite images from 2016.

Westminster, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe is the global leader in earth imagery and information about our changing planet. Our satellites made more than 20,000 laps around the globe in 2016, collecting nearly 1 billion square kilometers of the world’s highest-resolution, most accurate commercial satellite imagery. In 2016, DigitalGlobe imagery enabled Facebook to map populations in the developing world, quantified China’s crude oil stockpiles, revealed the widespread destruction of antiquities and cultural sites across the Middle East, and aided the response to natural disasters like the Fort McMurray wildfires.

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