The Sky is the Limit for Google Maps + Skybox Imaging

Google announced this week that it has entered into an agreement to buy Skybox Imaging for $500 million.

What does this mean for the future of Google Maps? Potentially, access to sub-meter resolution satellite imagery and high-definition video of global operations, which would result in satellite imagery on Google Maps and Earth being updated more regularly. 

Skybox Imaging started as a business plan written as part of a Stanford graduate entrepreneurship course in 2009. Since then, the company has innovated within the satellite imaging industry by building and launching low-cost, high-resolution imaging satellites.

Skybox Imaging has developed analytics for the following applications:

The acquisition of Skybox by Google is exciting for the future of Google Maps and Earth. As a Google Maps Authorized Reseller, Dito can assist your business with implementing Google Maps, and setting the stage for the future. To learn more about Google Maps products for Business, click here.

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