Roscosmos will compete with Google
Roscosmos will compete with Google

Roscosmos will compete with Google

Роскосмос поконкурирует с Google The plans of the Roskosmos holding include the creation of an updated digital model of the Earth’s surface. Project financing is carried out jointly with a private investor. According to Andrey Tyulin, Director General of Russian Space Systems Holding, the newly created Digital Earth project will compete with a similar product from Google. Foreign companies dominate in this market, so there will be a serious competitive struggle with the Russian project, in particular, with Google Earth Pro. This is a paid service intended for companies and government agencies. Currently, the Google Earth Pro project has entered a stage of intense competition with the Esri global geoservice. The task of the Digital Earth project is to conquer at least the Russian market. The technical task of the Digital Earth is to create a digital model based on satellite photographs with a resolution of 1 m of the entire territory of Russia, in the future a model of the entire Earth will be created. Work on covering the Crimea and the Rostov region is in the final stage; next year, Digital Earth will create a digital model of the territory of Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Khabarovsk and Primorsky Territories. Work to cover the entire territory of Russia will be completed by 2020. Andrei Tyulin said that over 50 countries are financing remote sensing of our planet. The competition is very tough, and nobody will succeed in gaining a monopoly. The task of Roscosmos is to create competition for world giants in the Russian market and to win its own niche in the global market for geological services.

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