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John Baker
RAND Corporation (April 23, 2001)
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We believe that the advent of commercial observation satellites at the start of the new millennium is the next major step .

This book focuses on the nexus of technology and politics in seeking to. understand the broader political, security, and market implications of commercial observation satellites.

It even has an index. As one who regards the collection of imagery as a supporting event, in support of the creation of geospatially-based all-source databases and integrated analysis, I would observe that this book must be regarded as skewed toward policies and capabilities related to commercial imagery collection.

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Leading the way into this new era of global transparency is a new generation of high-resolution commercial and . Baker, John . Kevin M. O'Connell, and Ray Williamson, ed. Commercial Observation Satellites: At the Leading Edge of Global Transparency.

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But whether these systems are commercially viable remains to be seen in the long run. The probable effects on world affairs are highly uncertain and depend deeply on other economic, technological, and political trends

Commercial Observation Satellites: At the Leading Edge of Global Transparency (RAND and ASPRS, 2000). 2000) The Implications of Emerging Satellite Information Technologies for Global Transparency and International Security.

Commercial Observation Satellites: At the Leading Edge of Global Transparency (RAND and ASPRS, 2000). 35. Michael Krepon, Peter D. Zimmerman, Leonard S. Spector, and Mary Umberger, ed. Commercial Observation Satellites and International Security (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1990), 24–31, and 90–103. eds) Power and Conflict in the Age of Transparency. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. 1057/9780230107397 9.

Featuring numerous satellite images and case studies, this book brings together an impressive group of experts to assess the . Commercial Observation Satellites : At the Leading Edge of Global Transparency.

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Commercial Observation Satellites brings together an international group of experts to analyze the diverse issues presented by the new, higher resolution commercial and civilian observation satellites. Written to reach nonspecialists, as well as policymakers and commercial practitioners, the book is divided into four parts:, Policymaking Context. National Remote Sensing Programs and Policies. Remote Sensing Applications to International Problems. Emerging International Policy Issues. The book also contains a Foreword by Marta Macias Brown, wife of former Congressman George E. Brown, Jr.

Commercial Observation Satellites.

Featuring numerous satellite images and case studies, this book brings together an impressive group of experts to assess the implications of this emerging information technology.
  • This is the book, which is very close to my heart. I have heard about VHR (Very High Resolution) satellite imagery in the realy 90-ties, while cooperating with some American Companies. My own company, Baltic Center for Geographic Information Systems has been Reseller of IKONOS satellites in Poland. The era of Very High Resolution imagery begun with the launch of IKONOS satellite, the first Earth Observation satellite, which has image resolution of less than 1 meter (82 cm at nadir), launched in 1999 year.

    Introduction to the book was written by John C.Baker, Ray A Williamson and Kevin M O'Connell

    The book, is really kind of Bible for VHR specialists. It consists of 4 Sections :

    Section I : THe Policymaking Context
    This section provides essential historical background and an overview of the major policy issues and technical trends associated with commecrial and civilian observation satellites. Chapters in this section explore the broader issues that growing access to satellite imagery, which significantly contributes to global transparency, poses for policymakers.

    Section II : National Remote Sensing Programs and Policies
    relies on both US and foreign experts to provide readers with a detailed assesment of US and selected non-US commercial and civilian remote sensing programs. This section includes chapters devoted to countries that posess mature earth observation satellite programs (i.e. United States, Russia, France and Japan), as well as other countries with rapidly emerging programs (i.e. India, Canada, and Israel)

    Section III : Case Studies inn Remote Sensing Application
    offers in-depth assesments by remote sensing experts that demonstrate the potential benefits and limitations of the new commercial and civil government satellite imagery for helping policy makers and experts. THe case studies address a range of international security problems, including resolving territorial disputes, monitoring nuclear proliferation, supporting humanitarian relief activities, and formulating a regional cooperative monitoring regime.

    Section IV : Emerging International Policy Issues.
    focuses on the salient policy issues created by rapidly expanding global and public access to higher-resolution satellite imagery. This section highlights the distinctive interests of and roles played by national governments, NGOs, and the news media. It also addresses the broader international politics surrounding commercial observation satellites.

    Book is very rich source of multiplanar and interdisciplinary information, from historical, legal, dual-use, technical regulatory and geopolitical point ov view.

    Book was edited in 2001 and I am writing this review in 2014. Regardless of 14 years, which passed by - book seems all the time importan and actual. My life has added another chapter to the book related isseus - in really surprising way. We have build IKONOS satellite Ground Receiving Station in 2004 with my former boss, and President of TECHMEX. Ability to create Pan-Sharpened Precision Plus orthophotomap of the entire Poland from IKONOS satellite has been one of break-through points on the Polish path to integration with the European Union. IKONOS satelllite VHR imagery and orthophotomaps became a strong weapon, which allowed to convince the European Commission, that Poland was well prepared to implementation of IACS (Integrated Administration and Control System) as well as LPIS (Land Parcel Identification System).
    Thanks to implemenation of these systems as well as due to application of IKONOS satellite based orthophotomaps for Agency of Restrcucturing and Modernization of Agriculture, the Government of Poland has started to fulfill requirements of European Commission (Reg. 1593 of July 17th, 2000), which in turn lead to application of subsidies for 1,5 million of Polish farmers, who received financial support in the order of 1,5 billion EURO in 2006.

    Book provides a lof of insights and its a must - have for every GIS, SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure) and VHR Specialists, sciencists and experts. I strongly reccomend to buy it and read, since this is very precious asset for the library of every GIS, SDI, VHR, dual-use and policy-makers experts.

  • This book is a must have for anyone interested in the history of commercial remote sensing in the US. It all started over a decade ago - and at the time - this was the only book out there that was putting the whole picture together. You can't be an expert in this area and not have a copy of this book.

  • Review provided by Glenn Lethm, Managing Editor & -- This joint publication of RAND and the ASPRS takes a technological and political view in an effort to help readers better understand the political, security, and market implications of today's commercial satellites. The book will satisfy readers from government, industry, NGO's, and academia looking for answers that explain both the benefits and risks associated with using remotely sensed data acquired from a number of commercial observation systems.
    It is apparent that the publication was put together with a great deal of support from the commerical agencies responsible for maintaining the observation systems mentioned in the book, as well as from government agencies around the world. The book kicks off with a detailed examination of policies and issues associated with the development of commercial remote sensing programs. A number of detailed examples of remote sensing applications to international problems are presented along with a section dedicated to emerging International political issues faced by policy makers.
    Readers should take away a good overview of who the traditional and new users of remotely sensed data are as well as an understanding of uses and applications of the data.
    If any chapter is not to be skipped over, it's section 2 dealing with National remote sensing policies. An excellent historical account of national policies since the Cold War years covers the military and civilian policies of the US, Canadian, Russian, Japanese, French, Middle East, and India governments. Excellent examples of applications are offered up, as are detailed technical specifications of each nation's observation systems.
    Appendices included with the title are not too lengthy and provide a list of abbreviations, bibliography, sample images, and not to be missed, a very interesting time line detailing the past, present, and future of the medium and high-resolution satellite world. About the only thing I could have asked for in this publication would be more example images included in the text. Students of geo-spatial and remote sensing courses, academics, researchers, government, and commercial agencies needing a primer on commerical observation systems and Satellite imagery will find this a very useful resource - this one will be a valued resource on your bookshelf for years to come.
    Table of Contents: Section 1 - The Policy Making Context Section 2 - National Remote Sensing Programs & Policies Section 3 - Remote Sensing Applications to International Problems Section 4 - Emerging International Policy Issues