DigitalGlobe’s Top Satellite Images of 2012
DigitalGlobe is a worldwide leader in satellite imagery. Founded in 1993 under the name WorldView Imaging Corporation, it became EarthWatch Incorporated in 1995, before finally becoming DigitalGlobe in 2002. In 1993, the United States Department of Commerce granted DigitalGlobe (then WorldView), the first license allowing a private enterprise to build and operate a satellite system to gather high-resolution digital imagery of the earth for commercial sale.
For the last few years, DigitalGlobe has held its annual end-of-the-year top satellite image contest. Their experts have combed through the vast archives from their three satellites (Quickbird, WorldView-1, and WorldView-2) and selected 20 finalists for this year’s ‘Top Satellite Image of the Year 2012‘
Now it’s up to us to decide which ones we think are the most interesting, aesthetically pleasing and/or astounding. To vote, simply go to DigitalGlobe’s Facebook page to see the Top Image Contest – 2012 album. You can “like” as many images as you want, but only the five images with the most likes will make it to the final round.
On December 19, DigitalGlobe will announce the five images with the most “likes” and you will be able to vote on your favorite image via a Facebook poll. They will then announce the winning image of 2012 in early January 2013.
Visit the DigitalGlobe’s Facebook album to cast your vote by December 19th!
Italy 2/04/12 – Costa Concordia
Japan 9/20/12 – Mt. Fuji
Easter at Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City
Northern England 9/06/12 – Mine sculpture known as “The Lady of the North”
Antarctica 1/27/12 – Calving shown
Homs, Syria 2/15/12 – Pipeline fire
New Mexico 9/20/12
Space Shuttle Endeavour atop a 747
London, UK 7/23/12 – Olympic village
Chile 10/14/12 – Chuquicamata copper mine
Chile 4/02/12 – Andes, Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos volcanic chain
Sandouping, China 8/01/12 – Three Gorges Dam
Monte Carlo, Monaco 9/22/12
Annual yacht show
Tokyo, Japan 4/07/12 – Skytree, tallest self supported structure in Asia
Nevada 8/28/12 – Burning Man festival
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial, high-resolution, world imagery products and services. Sourced from our their advanced satellite constellation, their imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses from mapping and analysis to navigation technology. With advanced collection sources, a comprehensive ImageLibrary and a range of online and offline products and services, DigitalGlobe enables clients to access and integrate imagery seamlessly into business operations and applications.
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