Long distance photography
The first satellite pictures were taken by a US satellite in 1959. These pictures are considered to be the first real results in photography taken from a satellite. Previously, long distance photos were taken by balloons and airplanes that could reach a high altitude. In less than eighty years, the possibilities of obtaining satellite pictures evolved enormously. It became a huge advantaget in the gathering of data, information, and intelligence on our earth. The satellite pictures now support many scientists, analysts and marketers with their activities. Governmental organisations in particular need the pictures in support of important strategic decisions.