Posts Tagged ‘Humanitarian’

Dorian’s Destruction of the Bahamas seen by Orbital Insight via ESRI

Dorian’s destruction of the Bahamas seen by Orbital Insight via ESRI As the world continues to vacillate over the exact devastation to the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian, Orbital Insight’s land use classification algorithm and pre- and post-storm imagery shows the destruction of buildings in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, right down to individual structures. To […]

Using GO to Observe the Operational Status of Suspected Chinese “re-education” Camps

Challenge Trying to understand trends in the construction rates and operational status of specific facilities in non-permissive environments can be time-consuming and difficult. other than having on the ground intelligence, satellite imagery may be used to explore these challenges. However, imagery still requires a human analyst to sift through imagery and identify additional construction manually […]

Artificial Intelligence Helps Distinguish the Forests from the Trees (Part 2)

By: Eric Lewandowski, Tom Swartz, Lisa Wang, Adam Kraft, and Mikaela Weisse Since 2015, World Resources Institute (WRI) and Orbital Insight have worked together with a grant from the Generation Foundation to find new applications of computer vision and deep learning that will support Global Forest Watch in better monitoring the world’s forests. This blog is Part […]

Artificial Intelligence Helps Distinguish the Forests From the Trees (Part I)

By: Rachael Petersen, Mikaela Weisse, Eric Lewandowski, Tom Swartz, and Lisa Wang Since 2015, World Resources Institute (WRI) and Orbital Insight have worked together with a grant from the Generation Foundation to find new applications of computer vision and deep learning that will support Global Forest Watch in better monitoring the world’s forests. This blog […]

Northern California Camp Fire Satellite Data Made Available for Emergency Services

In response to the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California state history, we are releasing our satellite analytics to help health and emergency response services.   SWIR LANDSAT captures the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018.   Orbital Insight’s computer vision algorithms create a land use basemap, detecting forest, buildings, and […]

Measuring Poverty from Space

How do we track economic progress and identify pockets of poverty? Often, the only way is to ask. Census data is crucial to measuring national population, housing counts and even agriculture, business, and traffic. These are supplemented by household surveys that collect income or expenditure data. However, the process of manually acquiring this type of […]

Deep Learning Could Predict Deforestation Before It Happens

Each passing Earth Day brings a stronger sense of urgency to protect our planet as we race toward exhausting its finite resources, like land, food, and water. However, each year also brings new promise for solving this challenge as government, civil society, and industry make greater commitments to a sustainable future. That’s why today, Orbital […]