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The stage of maturity — Earth observation in a new era of space exploration

2019 First Quarter EO Market News Round-Up – Space commerce is enjoying a renaissance period mainly due to technological advances that have dramatically decreased cost and increased data and related services. A $17+ billion market (and growing), today’s space industry is on the verge of entering maturity — the stage of self-discovery, boldness, and adventure.

The maturing space industry is evident with players in both private and public sectors accelerating the recent advances in science and technology that makes operating in space more viable for commercial and research interests. This year thus far, the European Space Agency (ESA) tested its new 3D printed rocket thrust chamber to help design more efficient rocket engines.

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Satellite Journalism – The Big Picture

Journalist Mark Corcoran publishes a paper on the growth of satellite imagery in journalism. In the paper, he “examines media case studies, the two dominant US providers of commercial satellite imagery to media and raises questions on the applications and limitations of new satellite journalism. What is the potential of satellite newsgathering for journalists? How can journalists independently authenticate images provided by a third party? What are the censorship issues? What technical proficiency is required to interpret images? In an age when anyone with a credit card and internet access can already download archived satellite imagery, what are the security issues and responsibilities of journalists? And gazing into the not so distant future, what might satellite journalism look like 5 to 10 years from now?”

Download the paper below.

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Radiant Earth Foundation’s 2018 Annual Report — Good Wishes for 2019!

I am pleased to present Radiant Earth Foundation’s 2018 Annual Report, documenting our journey connecting the global development community to Earth imagery and tools, as well as supporting the advancement of a vibrant cohort of spatial data users worldwide.

2018 proved to be another exciting year for Radiant Earth Foundation, in particular with the launch of our open source satellite imagery platform. The platform marked a key milestone of our original commitment to provide license-free data and tools to people around the world.

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Kicking Off 2019, Strengthening Collaborations, Advancing Machine Learning

As a neutral entity, Radiant Earth Foundation enjoys the unique opportunity to work with diverse partners worldwide and recognizes the important role it plays in engaging and facilitating people, as well as organizations, to work together for the benefit of the development community.

That’s why in December we convened machine learning and remote sensing experts from around the world for an evening of networking and sharing of ideas in Washington. D.C., on the heels of the 2018 American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting. Sponsored by Omidyar Network, the community-building event included more than 80 academic, government, business, and non-profit representatives.

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Imagery in Action: Real World Satellite and Drone Imagery Applications using the Radiant Earth Foundation Platform

Join Yonah Bromberg Gaber, Platform Developer Community Associate, and Anna Mae Green, Community Engagement Associate at Radiant Earth Foundation to learn how to use satellite imagery in the real world. This webinar, targeted at users without experience with remote sensing, will demonstrate how to find the right imagery for your needs that you can select from the available image library, as well as adding your own imagery. All users, new and novice, are welcome. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session.

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Non-Profit Radiant Earth Foundation Partners with ConsenSys to Make Geospatial Data More Accessible with Blockchain

Radiant Earth Foundation, a non-profit which aggregates open Earth imagery and geospatial data to equip global aid organizations with resources to meet the world’s most critical challenges, is partnering with leading blockchain software company ConsenSys to improve licensing processes for that data. With blockchain technology, information about our Earth can be more accessible to the organizations who need it most.

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Scaling Up Geospatial Projects: Using the Radiant Earth Foundation API for Advanced Imagery Analysis

On October 25, 2018, at 11 am EST, join Radiant Earth Foundation’s Lead Geospatial Data Scientist Dr. Hamed Alemohammad and Geospatial Software Engineer Alando Ballantyne as they demonstrate the platform’s advanced analytical methods and tools. Topics to be covered include an overview of our API (python and non-raster APIs available via doc.radiant.earth), API endpoints and how to use them, How to extract/ export, Annotations, and Machine Learning, and more. A Q&A session will be held about the API capabilities.

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Learn how to Access and Analyze Earth Observation Imagery

On September 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM EST, join Radiant Earth Foundation’s Founder & CEO Ms. Anne Hale Miglarese, and Lead Geospatial Data Scientist, Dr. Hamed Alemohammad to learn how to access satellite imagery and data quicker, and run analysis faster and more efficiently. This webinar will provide an overview of non-profit Radiant Earth Foundation (formerly known as Radiant.Earth), as well as an interactive demonstration of the open platform capabilities, followed by a Q&A session.