Satellite Applications for the Alps

Berchtesgaden, Germany

What are satellite applications?

Satellite applications are digital services and products that rely, partly, on data from Earth Observation satellites, satellite navigation satellites (like GPS) and telecommunication satellites.  Other technologies and data sources can be included, even socio-economic indicators, tweets and hashtags, and so on.

Application examples

Geo-information about the built and natural environment (maps), the ability to locate and track objects, and the ability to communicate when terrestrial infrastructures are unavailable or impossible to build, are useful in a number of ways, for instance:

 Many applications are possible; satellite applications are a great opportunity to innovate and to benefit from innovation.

To see how public authorities and companies use satellite applications, go to Eurisy’s database of good practices.