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Your Android phone could beef up world’s largest earthquake detection network

Millions of people around the world live in earthquake-prone regions. And while earthquakes cannot be predicted, a few seconds of warning can make all...

How Google is using submarine cables as earthquake, tsunami warning systems

Google owns the largest submarine cable network in the world. Undersea cables make it possible for us to use the Internet to share, search,...

What is contact tracing and why do Apple and Google want to do it?

Since COVID-19 can be transmitted through proximity to affected individuals, public health workers have identified contact tracing as an essential tool to flatten the...

Covid19 Impact on Barcelona Retail

What's the impact of covid19 on Barcelona retail? At Eixos Economic Observatory we’ve used our fieldwork data to shed light on the current covid19 lockdown...
Facebook Disease Prevention Maps

Facebook bolsters COVID-19 fight with new Disease Prevention Maps

Accurate data is one of the most fundamental tools in any public safety agency’s arsenal against COVID-19. And who better to provide health experts...
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Using Location Data To Tackle The Coronavirus Pandemic

With over a third of the world's population in some form of lockdown and more than half a million people infected by Coronavirus, Governments...
Geospatial AI

Why Descartes Labs is convinced it can make geospatial AI your core business competency

As a spatial analytics firm that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect objects and patterns hidden inside petabytes of remotely sensed data,...

What can SIM cards tell us about the tourism industry?

A lot, as it turns out. Most of us have our phones in our pockets (or hands) most of the time. When we walk, when...
SAR image of Lake Houston during Tropical Storm Harvey

Here’s why 2019 is poised to be an exciting year for Geospatial analytics

In the last five years, we’ve witnessed many incredible advances in the geospatial analytics industry. With the ability to launch dozens of small satellites...
Say hello to the Orbital Insight Team!

Meet Orbital Insight – the Geospatial AI startup that provides answers on demand!

Remember that scene in the TV show Billions where the protagonist, Bobby Alexrod explains how all the big (hedge) funds are using satellite images...

Taxis in Japan turn to AI to take on ridesharing services

Picture this: It is 8 am. You have successfully tackled the morning rush, packed your lunch, and even managed to grab some breakfast. All...

Monitoring global ship traffic

Since ever oceans have been important for people as a means of transport. The containerization counts as greatest transportation revolution in the 20th century...

Uber launched a new service that could help cities master their traffic

Traffic and transportation planning is a tricky business. Local governments have been struggling for years to make good, data-driven decisions to transform cities into...

Planet & Orbital Insight: Satellite Imagery & Machine Learning In the Financial Markets

A few years ago when startups like Planet Labs (now Planet), Skybox Imaging (now Terra Bella) started their ambitious efforts to monitor the planet with...

DigitalGlobe partners with Uber: Geospatial BigData to help improve the “Uber experience”

Uber has made no secret of their interests in developing self-driving cars and has been driving mapping cars around for a while now but...

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