Satellite imagery has continued to evolve as a technology over the past 50 years. No longer simply for governmental purposes, satellites are impacting areas far beyond their expected reach, eager to transform this archaic perception. This advancing technology has affected industries which span the business spectrum, including spill over to multiple consumer and even seemingly unrelated industries, such as the medical industry...Remote sensing, coupled with data processing procedures, has been found effective in detecting and decrypting data concerning natural resources that offer an added, health-related benefit. This is the case for the Canadian yew tree (Taxus Canadensis). The Yew tree is the main source of Paclitaxal, a chemical substance that, when processed, can be used to treat cancer. The lens behind the project is GeoEye's IKONOS Earth imaging satellite.
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