In the last installment of this blog series on the value of Earth observation (EO) data, we focused on government supplied satellite data and its use in progressing global development solutions. Government EO data are predominately characterized by high to low spatial resolution, a consistent revisit rate, constant imaging that allows for routine monitoring, and, a deep archive of data to be built up and relied upon (United Nations, 2017, p. 42 and Green et al., 2017, p. 51). In the case of the Landsat and Sentinel programs, the data are open and free to use and hosted on multiple sites globally. These satellites tend to be large, very expensive to build and launch, and can take a decade to go from design to launch and then to operations.
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.
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.
H2O Geomatics is a Canadian Earth observation company that has been around since 2014. The organization has worked on a variety of remote sensing contracts for both the European and Canadian Space Agencies and has also expanded into the commercial sector. A large part of their portfolio includes creating Earth observation products to support the agriculture, energy, and insurance industries. In their article, they discuss how Radiant Earth Foundation’s platform has helped make a positive impact on their work.
It is our pleasure to introduce to you Ms. Beth Roberts, an Attorney and Land Tenure and Gender Specialist with Landesa’s Center for Women’s Land Rights. Equipped with a Juris Doctor (JD) and an LL.M in Sustainable International Development Law, Ms. Roberts works to strengthen gender-equal land rights globally.
Founded in 1967, Landesa is an established global land rights organization that provides assistance directly to governments worldwide to promote gender-equitable rights to land through policy and legal advocacy, reform, and implementation. Landesa also engages in ground-level research and project implementation, and works in collaboration with civil society, corporations, global institutions, and initiatives.
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.
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.
To say that establishing Radiant.Earth and our newly-launched imagery platform has been a whirlwind is an understatement. Over the last two years, there’s been conceptualizing, planning, endless consultations with experts in the field, deep dives into new technologies such as blockchain and machine learning, building a cohesive and talented team, and of course, addressing the growing demand for what we do: Provide Earth imagery and geospatial tools to the global development community to solve today’s most pressing problems.
Radiant Earth Foundation (formerly known as Radiant.Earth) announced today the release of its new open Earth imagery platform, fundamentally changing the way humanitarian aid workers, policymakers, researchers, journalists, and others use satellite images to understand and serve their communities. The platform is the first of its kind to offer instant, secure, and free access to Earth observation data on the cloud and help the global development community apply the data to real-world problems.