Seeing a Better World is built on business success

The Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Equateur Province on May 8, 2018. Despite proactive containment efforts, the response on the ground struggled due to a lack of information about the affected communities. A report in The Atlantic noted that almost all the…

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How We Used Deep Learning to Identify Solar Panels on 15 Million Buildings

Information about the built environment at scale provides actionable insight that can transform a broad spectrum of industries, by enabling companies to deliver better, more targeted services to customers, telecommunications operators to perform accurate infrastructure planning, and government agencies to conduct regional planning and management. This is the vision behind…

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Mapping Refugee Camps to Inform UNHCR’s Planning and Maintenance

Malawi’s Dzaleka refugee camp was originally established in 1994 to shelter approximately 9,000 refugees fleeing violence and war in Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Over the next twenty years, the camp’s population swelled as people continued to flee long-standing conflict in the region. Today, approximately 30,000…

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