The images will come from DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite, which launched yesterday. With WorldView-3, "we can actually tell you, for each individual tree, how healthy it is," said Kumar Naulur, DigitalGlobe's director of next-generation products. Commercial satellite imagery customers often include groups that monitor crops and orchards, for predicting future food prices. Others include oil and gas companies, which use the photos to seek new sites. DigitalGlobe also already sells images to Google and Bing maps.