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Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, seen from space by the Ikonos satellite. North is at top. The city's looping canals meet the North Sea Canal (Noordzeekanaal) at upper right. Launched in September 1999, Ikonos was the first commercial satellite to collect data at one-metre resolution. The satellite, which orbits at an altitude of 681 kilometres, is owned by Space Imaging, Colorado, USA. Image size: 3x3km.
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