Satellite operator DigitalGlobe is teaming up with Amazon, the venture arm of the CIA, and chipmaker Nvidia to try to make it happen. DigitalGlobe’s SpaceNet data set will eventually include high-resolution images of half a million square kilometers of Earth. DigitalGlobe’s data is much more detailed than publicly available satellite data such as NASA’s, which typically has a resolution of tens of meters. Amazon will make the SpaceNet data available via its cloud computing service. Many good things can come from this. Read on.