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Oblique satellite imagery from PlanetLabs

Wanted to pass this along: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/these-oblique-satellite-images-are-pretty-amazing/

These are oblique imagery from the satellites from Planet Labs.

There are some potential applications, too, beyond the “wow” factor of the images. Taking stereo images of an object from different angles will allow for the derivation of height. And taking images from many different angles will allow for the construction of a 3D model of a mountain or be used to track urban growth in cities.

There is even enough resolution in the SkySat images for commodity traders to track the volumes of coal at a site, the depth of mines, or even to determine the height of shipping containers to measure the outflow of goods from a port.

Oblique imagery of Zion National Park (one of my favorite places)

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