Posts Tagged ‘Humanitarian’

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 […]