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Astriumís SPOT 6 satellite launched on September 9, 2012. This image of Semarang, on Java Island, Indonesia was captured only days later, on September 12.The image is a 15x15km extract of an optical pansharpened 60x120km strip, with resolution of1.5 meters. Final image quality will be achieved by the end of the 3-month commissioning phase.This island represents many that are at risk with rising sea levels around the world. Imagery and geospatial tools are essential in addressing these and many other urgent issues. See the Secure World Foundation Forum on page 6 for more about the ways that these tools are being used to address mainstream sustainability issues, and about several gatherings coming up soon where people will discuss addressing them.Copyright and distribution rights: AstriumServices 2012.

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