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Google might use Belarusian satellite imagery

Belarus: Google is ready to consider the possibility of using images acquired by the Belarusian satellite, Sergei Zolotoi, Director General of the enterprise Geoinformation Systems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus announced.

“We’ve had a talk: once we have something solid to discuss, we will be able to come and discuss possibilities of our cooperation,” said the executive.

Sergei Zolotoi will take part in the International Aerospace Congress in Naples on 1-5 October 2012. The researchers plan to present results of the work of the Belarusian satellite there. He believes that pictures taken by the Belarusian satellite will be attractive for navigation purposes.

Sergei Zolotoi said, “Although quite many satellites orbit the earth these days, even satellites with a higher resolution than that of the Belarusian satellite, every satellite has its market niche”. The photos with 2.1 meter resolution that the Belarusian satellite will take are optimal for navigation because such satellites can cover larger territories.

As far as high-precision cartographic plans are concerned, satellites with a higher resolution are better suited for such tasks.

Source: Belta