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How Planet’s acquisition of Terra Bella helps Google Maps with advanced satellite imagery – Geektime

Google has spun off Terra Bella to Planet. Terra Bella, a space imaging company, which operates a network of space imaging satellites, possess a large archive of satellite images. Planet does as well but focuses on growing its on-orbit satellites. Combined the companies provide a treasure house of satellite images that startup companies can process to produce useable information. Google says that the advantage it gained from the sale was that it can now focus on information efficiency.

How Planet’s acquisition of Terra Bella helps Google Maps with advanced satellite imagery – Geektime