making use of historical data
A core capability of satellite image providers is that they not only give access to the latest satellite images but also past views of earth. Many different industry sectors are now reaping the benefits of analysing historic satellite imagery.
For example, by viewing earlier images of the same location, you can compare change over time. This can be valuable in a wide variety of use cases including construction and infrastructure projects, land use, town planning, tourism impact and even competitive analysis.