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Explore posts from the Descartes Labs team.

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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Science

Clyde Wheeler

Nov 26, 2019 · 4 min read

The Satellites Hunting for Megafires

Descartes Labs has built an operational wildfire detector using satellite imagery which enabled the Los Angeles Times to release the first public report of the Kincade Fire.

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Products

Descartes Labs

Oct 23, 2019 · 4 min read

Scaling Spatial Analysis with The Trust for Public Land

Cities across the northeast regularly experience warmer temperatures than rural areas in this MODIS land surface temperature visualization by Descartes Labs. The Descartes Labs Platform supercharges...

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Company

Descartes Labs

Oct 11, 2019 · 2 min read

Descartes Labs Raises $20 Million to Accelerate Our Mission and Welcomes Phil Fraher as CFO

There’s never a dull moment over here at Descartes Labs. Between hosting the 2030 Governor’s Energy and Environmental Technology Summit with Governor Lujan Grisham, building our new methane...

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Company

Descartes Labs

Oct 1, 2019 · 3 min read