EarthWatch™ Launched at Esri UC 2018

The theme of this year’s Esri User Conference was “Inspiring What’s Next,” which is why we at DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company, decided that this event was the perfect time to launch EarthWatch. This new product will inspire users as they access a wealth of satellite imagery and leverage the…

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The Earth observation business: part Amazon, part Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos was interviewed at Satellite 2018 and asked about the differences between how he started Amazon versus his rocket company Blue Origin. He astutely observed that Internet companies are relatively easy to start because they ride on an infrastructure that has existed for some time, while space companies must…

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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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