Spy Satellite Expert Explains How to Analyze Satellite Imagery | WIRED

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– Made in collaboration with the International Spy Museum –

Keith Masback, former Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Integration for the US Army, explains how to understand satellite imagery, and provides a few tips and tricks for what people like him are generally looking for. Keith talks about how to tell man-made and natural environments apart from each other and breaks down what typical military routines from other countries looks like.

Satellite imagery also courtesy of Planet Labs Inc. You can check out their website here: https://planet.com/

Salt Lake City, Utah
40.7608° N, 111.8910° W

Rio Olympic Village:
51.4869° N, 46.2118° E

Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
22.7554° N, 46.2092° E

North Platte, Nebraska:
41.1403° N, 100.7601° W

Nile River Delta
30.91° N, 31.20° E

Karakul Lake, Tajikistan
39.0416° N, 73.3473° E

Naypyidaw, Myanmar
19.7633° N, 96.0785° E

Chiribiquete National Park, Colombia:
0.7460° N, 72.7386° W

Rondônia, Brazil:
11.5057° S, 63.5806° W

Site of Amazon deforestation:
9.325917° S, 65.897778° W

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
53.1355° N, 57.6604° W

Fort Bragg:
35.1415° N, 79.0080° W

Shayrat Air Base
34.5012° N, 36.8981° E

Crimean Peninsula:
45.3453° N, 34.4997° E

Camp 25, North Korea, 2005
41.833503° N, 129.726206° E

Camp 22, North Korea, 2002
42.545675° N, 129.914436° E

Black Rock Desert, Nevada:
40.9107° N, 119.0560° W

Oyu Tolgoi mine:
43.0253° N, 106.8665° E
Bay of Bengal:
13.5317° N, 87.5396° E

New Delhi:
28.6139° N, 77.2090° E

Faafu Atoll:
3.2309° N, 72.9461° E

Iceberg A-74:
26.25° W, 75.12° S

London:
51.5074° N, 0.1278° W

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Spy Satellite Expert Explains How to Analyze Satellite Imagery | WIRED