Posts Tagged ‘Product’

Solving Wide-Area Object Detection Challenges with Orbital Insight GO

Solving Wide-Area Object Detection Challenges with Orbital Insight GO We recently launched our Orbital Insight GO Platform, supporting DIY geospatial analytics at scale. A core feature of the platform is the ability for users to monitor activity-based intelligence. The theory of activity-based intelligence centers around finding human-made objects as proxies for nearby human activity and […]

Global Oil Inventories Continue to Climb Amid Middle East Tension and OPEC Output Cuts

Orbital Insight Chief Business Officer, Kevin O’Brien, shares the company’s latest above ground oil storage data surrounding Chinese builds, Iran sanctions and the upcoming OPEC meeting on Bloomberg Commodities Edge with Alix Steel. Video Transcript Alix Steel: I’m going to bring in now Kevin O’Brien, Chief Business Officer at Orbital Insight. Tensions flare, oil prices […]

Orbital Insight data shows car counts from Tesla's Fremont factory

From Tracking Teslas to Fighter Jets and Gas Stations, Orbital Insight GO Create Puts the Power in Your Hands

Empowering Asset Managers, Corporates, and Governments Alike with Automated Scalable Geospatial Intelligence Orbital Insight GO is the geospatial analytics platform that empowers asset managers, corporates and governments alike with automated scalable geospatial intelligence. In the past, this was technology reserved for specialized government agencies. In our mission to quantify what is happening on and to […]

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HollyFrontier’s Tulsa Refinery Front-Runs Maintenance Season

Orbital Insight’s Weekly Refinery Roundup Amid the seasonal rise in U.S. pump prices, Orbital Insight brings you its weekly Refinery Roundup to monitor maintenance as the Spring turnaround season progresses. This free weekly newsletter collated from our refineries product tells you which plants are on track with scheduled work, which are ahead and which are […]


Libya’s Weekly Oil Stockpiles Tumble Just Before Its Turmoil Worsens

Orbital Detects Decline in Crude Inventories Against the backdrop of falling global oil supplies, Orbital Insight has detected a substantial drop in crude inventories in Libya, one of OPEC’s top ten producers edging towards heightened internal military conflict. Libya’s crude stockpiles dropped by 830,000 barrels or 4.2% in the week ending April 1, Orbital’s satellite-based […]

We’re Now Monitoring 85% of U.S. Refining Capacity

Our New Refineries Product Will Provide Daily Updates On Outages Up to Three Days Before Industry Reporting We know that refineries are the life force of the petroleum industry for an energy trader and even slight changes in their operations can critically alter oil supply information. Yet, past reporting on refinery outages has hardly been […]

Global Oil Stocks Up Despite OPEC Cuts Nearing Q1-End

As the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ market rebalancing nears the end of the first quarter, global stocks of oil are up across all calendar measures – week, month and year – Orbital Insight’s oil tank-monitoring data shows. Collated from Orbital Insight Energy, which covers more than 25,000 floating roof tanks monitoring over five […]

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Ten Thousand Barrels at Cushing

2018 was a good year for our energy product. We expanded coverage to over 25,000 tanks monitoring over five billion barrels of oil storage capacity worldwide, which is more coverage than anyone else. We expanded our satellite imagery library to unprecedented depth and breadth by combining the best qualities of electro-optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar […]

Discussing Global Oil Inventories on Bloomberg’s Commodities Edge

Heading into 2019 and OPEC’s meeting in Vienna on December 7th, we’ve observed a few interesting developments in oil inventories. Not only have we seen global inventories building in Q4, when we normally expect a draw, but we’ve also observed builds in non-OECD countries. Check out some of our findings on Bloomberg’s Commodities Edge with […]

Return on Rollercoasters: Big Data and Theme Park Investing

Amusement parks are quintessential to American recreational life; they are quite literally the biggest form of fun in the United States. People expect their theme parks to be merry, exuberant and brash, where cotton candy and hotdogs mix with rides that range from the gentle giant Ferris wheel to the terror-striking Typhoon. But while pleasure, […]

Sears and Kmart: A One-Two Punch for CMBX Investors

Christmas is a time to hope for redemption in the New Year. Not this time perhaps for mall owners with Sears as anchor or tenant. Still grimacing from the gut blow of Bon-Ton’s closure of all its 260 stores this year, retail REITs and certain investors might be taking it on the chin next as […]

Bon-Ton Is Back, But Some REITs It Left Are Writhing

The iconic retailer has a new life online while previous hosts Washington Prime and CBL struggle with debt.  It survived The Great Depression. It survived World War II. But it couldn’t survive Digital Disruption – not in its original form, at least. As Bon-Ton, the iconic departmental store that shut all its 260 outlets in […]

Pyramid: Putting the Crown Back on America’s Suburbia Malls

The King of Toys is gone. But the King of West Nyack is still around, conducting itself with regal aplomb. We’re talking about the death of Toys ‘R’ Us. And the resurgence of the Palisades Mall, Pyramid Management Group’s crown jewel in West Nyack, New York – a 2.2-million-square-foot behemoth that on record gets 24 […]

Using Geolocation Data to Understand Consumer Behavior During Severe Weather Events

Our mission at Orbital Insight is to understand what’s happening on and to Earth through geospatial analytics. So, when major weather events like Hurricane Florence occur, we take the opportunity to explore how geospatial analytics can be most beneficially applied to aid decision-making. In 2017, we worked on analyzing satellite imagery to understand the full […]

Don’t Panic About the Thousands of Teslas Parked in a California Field

It’s happened before, and it will probably happen again. Independent Tesla watchers discovered a field that’s filled with Tesla Model Ss, 3s and Xs – thousands of them. The cars are in Lathrop, California, nearly 60 miles away from the company’s main factory in Fremont. Earlier this month, Tesla met its Model 3 production goal […]

Store Traffic at Walmart in 2018 Declines Despite In-Store Enhancements

Today, Walmart hosts its annual shareholders event at the University of Arkansas where the company will elaborate on its corporate strategy including its efforts to drive traffic at its brick & mortar stores and its e-commerce sites. Orbital Insight develops artificial intelligence algorithms that uses satellite imagery to count cars in more than 260,000 parking […]

How Geospatial Analytics Provides Insight into Global Oil Storage

Over the past month, multiple news articles have sourced data reported by well-respected governmental and non-governmental organizations describing the reasons behind rising oil prices—now approaching $75/barrel. This chart above from OPEC shows oil inventories in OECD countries at their lowest levels since 2015 and there has been speculation that this signaled a concerted effort by […]

Understanding Global Oil Storage Trends Through Geospatial Analytics

In light of the last OPEC meeting, ministers agreed to keep production levels unchanged. However, over the past 15 months, Orbital Insight has continued to observe interesting changes in year-over-year comparisons of global crude oil storage in floating roof tanks. Orbital Insight initially saw a major buildup of global inventory from January through April 2017, […]

Expanding Our Energy Product: Monitoring Oil Storage Across the Globe

In September 2016, we announced our China Oil product, which tracks how much oil is being stored in floating roof tanks in the world’s second-largest economy. The product came into the world with a bang: our algorithms found four times more storage capacity in China than industry reports had previously recorded. For us, this solidified […]

Orbital Insight Correctly Predicts Retail Sales Miss, Hit Rate Grows to 78%

On January 12th, Orbital Insight’s US Retail Traffic Index predicted a miss of Bloomberg consensus estimates for Retail Sales ex-Auto in December (+0.2% MoM). On Friday, January 15th, the census reported a -0.1% MoM decrease in Retail Sales ex-Auto, in line with Orbital Insight’s forecast of a miss of analyst estimates. Since 2013, Orbital Insight […]

Orbital Insight’s State of US Retail: Q4 Review

A historically weak quarter across the board Orbital Insight, a geospatial big data company creating actionable data through proprietary deep learning analysis of satellite and UAV images to understand and characterize socio-economic trends at scale, is excited to announce the first of its quarterly State of US Retail Traffic Review, which encompasses a comprehensive breakdown […]

From the Macroscope: Home Improvement Stores End 2015 With a Whimper

Parking lots outside of major retail chains can be an indicator of a business’ profits. Orbital Insight analyzes millions of satellite images to detect the number of cars in over 55,000 parking lots and track how these numbers fluctuate over time. We track 50 retail chains, including some of the largest in the US, covering […]