Long distance photography
Satellite photos immediately became popular when the first one was taken by a US satellite in 1959. These photos are still considered as one of the biggest advantages operating a satellite has. Before that time, long distance pictures were made by airplanes and sometimes balloons that stayed in the atmosphere. In only a couple of years, the possibilities satellite photos offer developed rapidly. Great advantages in the gathering of data, information and intelligence on earth arose. Satellite photos nowadays support analysts, scientists, and strategists all over the world. In particular, they help out governmental organisations in need of photos to support their main strategic decision process.