Wednesday, 7 May 2008

QuickBird Satellite Images

Some of you will have seen a recent news story about New Zealand government agencies signing a deal to acquire satellite images from the US DigitalGlobe QuickBird satellite. While this is great for those agencies, I'm sorry to say it won't have any real impact on the satellite photos we provide at Our images are all courtesy of Google Maps, and the QuickBird deal does not involve Google.

Of course there may be some side-effects down the track, for example, if people can get better images elsewhere then Google might feel some pressure to react. I hope so - the more competition in this area the better.


  1. Hi, I am looking for around 15,000 pairs of 3D\viewing glasses, the cheap cardboard type. Can you help?
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  2. hai dave, i'm a malaysian university student, can u tell me from the quickbird satellite, what benifit can we get that..

  3. @Chris: Sorry, no.
    @anonymous malaysian: Sorry, no.