Using Satellites in Space to Measure Retail Store Sales

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The idea is that its possible to count cars in mall shopping lots, from satellite photos. This can be used to interpret economic trends over a period of time.

This is similar to the traditional intelligence community use of satellite photos to measure expansion of homes, roadways – or even cemeteries – to learn about the economic and health status of a foreign country.

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