IoT & Satellite Imagery: UrtheCast to Speak at ‘IoT Data Analytics & Visualization’
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not only ‘the future’ — it’s already here, and it involves more than a basic integration of internet-enabled devices. It means, for example, that satellite imagery can be swiftly executed in the management of dynamic resources with dynamic tools:
“Imagine 10,000 acres of pasture supporting 5,000 cattle of land in the southeastern United States. GPS tracking devices attached to each cow, and virtual fencing, along with weekly grassland quality metrics produced by Earth Observation satellites flying overhead that inform the ranch manager to usher cattle into greener pastures,” explains Catherine Burton, UrtheCast’s Senior Manager of Platform Business Development. “Satellite imagery is one component of the world’s increasing interconnectivity. The relationship that humans have with land, water and other natural resources — captured and measured by Earth Observation platforms — naturally integrates into complementary location based technology connected through the internet.”
Next month, on Feb.11, Catherine will be a panelist speaking on ‘Big Data from Space: Gaining Insights and Intelligence on Earth’ at the IoT Data Analytics & Visualization 2016 conference, which runs Feb. 9-11 at the Crowne Plaza in Palo Alto. With its stellar lineup of speakers, the conference will cover a wide swath of IoT-related topics including: Fog Computing: Edge vs Cloud Intelligence, the Business Case for Analytics; Data Privacy & Security, Machine Learning & AI; and Platform & Interoperability Challenges, Big Data.