Data Science

The need for public acceptance has been hotly debated in the public domain, but its efficacy has been proven. When the public is onboard with a project, that spells a great deal of good for businesses, communities, regulators, governments, and economies alike. This is where democratized Earth Observation (EO) data can lend significant support to public conversations within and between communities, the media, organizations, and levels of government.

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With Earth’s population growing at an exponential rate, the future of agriculture — in particular precision agriculture — will continue to grow in importance as the world works to support its population. Satellite monitoring, a key component of precision ag, aids in the analysis of everything from crop type and crop health, to yield prediction.

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By the morning of Friday, May 6, the urban service area of Fort McMurray, Alberta, had been engulfed in a wildfire for four days, resulting in the displacement of over 88,000 residents. That’s when, after speaking with his clients, Dan Plant of Terrabotics called us at his wits’ end. When the Terrabotics Commercial Director and Head of Sales spoke to our Customer Experience (CX) team, it was clear he needed high-quality imagery of Fort Mac, and he needed it immediately.

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For the first time, newly-collected imagery from UrtheCast's Deimos-1 satellite is flowing to its online platform, known as the UrthePlatform, shortly after acquisition. UrtheCast anticipates that it will be able to provide this broad-area-coverage Deimos-1 data cloud-free for the entire contiguous United States, each and every month, throughout the 2016 agricultural growing season.

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Earth APIs: Ordering GeoTIFF Imagery

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Data Science

In this technical post we’ll be introducing and giving a brief demonstration to highlight the capabilities of our new Ordering APIs. If you haven’t yet signed up for the UrtheCast Platform yet, create an account now. Ordering Satellite Imagery Traditionally, ordering historical satellite imagery has been an arduous process. Time-consuming at best (and perhaps fruitless [...]

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Oi Oi, London Town

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

In UrtheCast’s latest Theia image from space, we get a glimpse at an enormous, bustling Heathrow Airport, and the River Thames as it snakes into the heart of London, England. Arguably, there are few cities in the western world that begin to rival the cultural significance of London, and even fewer that are so populous. With an area covering ~670+ square miles, [...]

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