US: Google isn’t the only company working on mapping out the entire world with satellite imagery. Two companies are teaming up to create publishable information on your site or news article using detailed satellite imagery and advanced publishing tools.
Skybox, a company that has raised $91 million to launch its own satellites into outer space to capture detailed imagery of our streets and buildings, is working with MapBox, an OpenStreetMap contributor, on some pretty sweet analysis and publishing tools. Two Skybox satellites will be launched this summer.
One of the examples of analysing all of the images that Skybox captures, is a “change detection” system that focuses on one area and builds a playlist of photos that you can go through to detect changes in the area. Additionally, MapBox provides tools that allow anyone to annotate imagery.
Source: Tech Crunch