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A New Wildlife Surveying Technique: Using Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning to Detect and Monitor Elephants

African elephants are at risk in the majority of the countries where they live because of poaching. Elephants are killed in retaliation for crop raiding or for ivory, which is highly lucrative in Asian markets. The human population in Africa is rapidly increasing and as a result, more elephant habitat…

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DigitalGlobe’s Kumar Navulur joins the Board of Directors of Open Geospatial Consortium

Dr. Kumar Navulur, Sr. Director of Strategic Business Development at DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, was elected to the Board of Directors of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a consortium of 500+ companies, government agencies and universities developing open standards and services for geospatial data. As location becomes integral to our daily…

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Satellite Imagery helps Indonesian Earthquake victims

This fall, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi experienced a series of tragedies that became one of the worst natural disasters to hit the country in over a decade. During the evening rush hour of September 28, 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the island. This triggered a tsunami that reached…

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Training a machine learning algorithm to create more insight from low-resolution images

Editor’s Note: The DigitalGlobe 2018 Australia Sustainability Hackathon aimed to address Australia’s most conflicting issues surrounding mining, agriculture and environmental sustainability using machine learning and satellite imagery. This blog post is written by the team given the Innovation Award for developing a solution that resonated across the three categories. The advent…

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