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Explore posts from the Descartes Labs team.

Science

Descartes Labs

Sep 9, 2020 · 5 min read

Gaze into the Future with Downscaled Climate Models

The combination of global climate models and land cover data can be used to estimate the regional effects of climate change years into the future By Sepideh Khajehei — Sepideh is an Applied Scientist...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Aug 26, 2020 · 5 min read

Seeing Through the Clouds

Predicting Vegetation Indices Using Radar Imagery By Terry Conlon — Ph.D. Student in the Sustainable Engineering Lab at Columbia University. Terry completed the following work as a Descartes Labs...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Aug 17, 2020 · 4 min read

How I Trained a GAN to Make It Snow

Non-snowy summertime imagery at left compared to synthetic snowy imagery over the same location at right. Generating realistic but synthetic images to test automated change detection algorithms By...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Jul 8, 2020 · 7 min read

Getting Back to Work with Economic Activity Signals

A three month Sentinel-1 SAR composite over Singapore with lighter colors capturing economic activity on land and at sea. Descartes Labs Economic Activity Signals uses multimodal remotely sensed data...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Apr 15, 2020 · 3 min read

Apply for Our Impact Science Program and Get Your Hands on the World’s Data

Descartes Labs opens up our second round of applications for free platform API access to individuals and small research teams The Donjek Glacier has temporarily dammed the Donjek River multiple times...

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Government

Descartes Labs

Mar 30, 2020 · 2 min read

Putting our Wildfire Detector to Work in New Mexico

The State Forestry Department will use our automated detector during the 2020 wildfire season In 2018, approximately 360,500 acres burned across our headquarters’ state of New Mexico. After a winter...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Mar 19, 2020 · 6 min read

COVID-19: The Road to Economic and Social Recovery

We will recover, but how will we know when? Updated with aggregated mobility data from Friday, June 5th, 2020 Review our aggregated mobility tracking methodology in our technical paper: Mobility...

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Products

Descartes Labs

Jan 22, 2020 · 3 min read

The Descartes Labs Platform

Geospatial data and modeling tools in one package At Descartes Labs, we’ve been working at scale for years to solve some of the world’s hardest and most important geospatial AI challenges. Our custom...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Jan 6, 2020 · 4 min read

Geospatial Data’s Next Frontier: Building Operational Forecasts in the Cloud

Creating statistical models of reservoir storage and hydropower generation using the Descartes Labs Platform Written by Julio E. Herrera Estrada, PhD

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Science

Krishna Karra

Nov 28, 2019 · 4 min read

How We Built a Machine Learning Model to Locate and Map Cranberry Bogs for National Geographic

For a fun piece to chew on during the Thanksgiving holiday, National Geographic asked Descartes Labs if we could figure out a way to map every cranberry bog in the United States. We had less than a...

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