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Skybox announces Skybox for Good Program

US, October 27, 2014: Satellite imagery company, Skybox Imaging has announced its Skybox for Good Program through which the company has committed to provide updated imagery for projects dedicated to environmental sustainability, education and humanitarian goals. The announcement was made during the annual Geo for Good User Summit.

Currently, in the beta phase of the program, Skybox will select a small group of organisations and acquire the imagery they need to accelerate their work. The images collected for these partners would be made available publicly, under a Creative Commons by attribution license (CC BY 4.0), for everyone to see and use.

On 23 October, Skybox co-founder & Developer Advocate, Google Earth Outreach, Julian Mann, blogged that the company has also partnered with organisations like the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Signal Program who use Skybox’s imagery to help develop tools for internally displaced persons camp management in Africa and the Middle East.

Source: Skybox Imaging