Leading the Industry

Choosing the Right Mapping Solution

The use of location data was once exclusive to mapping companies. In today’s mobile world, “where” is relevant in nearly every industry. How businesses generate, process, consume and disseminate this valuable intelligence is unique to each use case. There are many great ready-made mapping options that have grown out of…

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Success in Commercial Remote Sensing

“I know several thousand things that won’t work.”  -Thomas Edison Last month I participated in a panel at GEOINT 2018 about the future of commercial remote sensing. Moderator of the panel and former DigitalGlobe CEO Jeff Tarr opened the dialogue with a thoughtful question: “What does it take to be…

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GBDX for Sustainability Challenge: Creating insights for one of the most threatened regions of Brazil–the Cerrado

The effects of climate change are increasingly visible around us: hurricanes and forest fires are more frequent and floods ravage villages. Better management of land is needed to keep these effects to a minimum and holding global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius this century. Forests play a key role in balancing carbon…

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GBDX for Sustainability Challenge: Making solar count—automatically identifying renewable energy infrastructure

The power sector is the single largest contributor to global carbon dioxide emissions, contributing over 40%. Meanwhile, one in five people around the world still lacks access to modern electricity. So, when it comes to ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all (UN Sustainable Development Goal 7)…

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