The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST) released two 3D images of Al Ain and Al Fujeirah in celebration of the second anniversary of DubaiSat-1, the first remote sensing satellite owned by the UAE.
Image (1) shows Al Fujeirah city with its clear mountains and terrains, while image (2) shows Al Ain City with Jebel Al Hafeet.
image 1 image 2
DubaiSat-1 was a joint project between the UAE and South Korea, and during its development the focus was on knowledge transfer to the UAE team and its participation in building the satellite. EIAST had launched DubaiSat-1 in July 2009, and since then the satellite has been transmitting images that are of great value in several areas.
Its relatively high spatial resolution complements existing Geographic Information System (GIS) databases and enables more efficient monitoring of various environmental changes, and managing natural hazards, in addition to identifying the quality of water in the Gulf region.