Q 5.1 How do I obtain satellite views of the Earth for personal or professional use?
Various commercial imaging systems capable of delivering high quality images tailored for specific requirements of customers are available. These ventures can provide a variety of imaging solutions suited for individuals, commercial and government agencies.
Free satellite imagery is available from a number of online resources. As an example, refer to the following site for more information.
http://www.pancroma.com/data.html (Retrieved July 2015)
For a specific example: High resolution visible and infrared imagery is available from six satellites in the Landsat series for the general public as a part of NASA’s Earth Observation Program since 1972 to facilitate land cover analysis.
Please see: http://glcf.umd.edu/data/landsat/ (Retrieved July 2015)