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EIAST marks second anniversary of DubaiSat-1 with 3D images

Posted 29 July 2011 · Add Comment

Dubai's Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has released 3D images of Al Ain and Al Fujeirah in celebration of the second anniversary of DubaiSat-1, the first remote sensing satellite.

Al Ain from spaceThe first image shows Al Fujeirah city with its clear mountains and terrain, while another (pictured right) shows Al Ain City with Jebel Al Hafeet.
DubaiSat-1 was a joint project between the UAE and South Korea. EIAST launched DubaiSat-1 in July 2009 and since then the satellite has been transmitting images.
Its relatively-high spatial resolution complements existing Geographic Information System (GIS) databases and enables more efficient monitoring of environmental changes and natural hazards.
In addition it can also identify the quality of water in the Gulf region.
Plans are under way for the launch of DubaiSat-2.
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