Meditations

Explore posts from the Descartes Labs team.

Science

Simone Fobi

Sep 9, 2019 · 5 min read

Blurry no more?! Using Deep Learning to Harmonize Satellite Imagery Across Resolutions

If you’ve ever gone online to find your favorite spot on a map and, upon zooming in, you were left disappointed because the images were blurry, pixelated, or otherwise not up to par, then keep...

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Company

Descartes Labs

Aug 27, 2019 · 2 min read

Iridium COO Suzi McBride joins as Descartes Labs’ newest board member

Suzi McBride, Descartes Labs newest board member We are thrilled to welcome Suzi McBride as our first independent director. Descartes Labs has an ambitious goal of understanding global natural...

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Descartes Labs

Jul 22, 2019 · 3 min read

A Photo Love Letter to Santa Fe

Running after work, Lake Peak, Santa Fe National Forest, May 31, 2018 | Ryan Keisler, Applied Science 40 Snapshots of the Region Descartes Labs Calls Home If you’ve never been to the city of Santa...

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Alex Diamond

Jun 26, 2019 · 6 min read

Measuring Sustainability from Space

Digital supply chain transformations require “decision-useful” data to monitor and measure environmental and societal impacts. Space-based sensors and AI-derived data models help de-risk these...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Jun 19, 2019 · 4 min read

Thunder from the Cloud: 40,000 Cores Running in Concert on AWS

Screenshot of Descartes Labs’ Linpack Benchmark score of 1.926 petaflops using publicly available cloud resources on Amazon Web Services. Descartes Labs builds one of the world’s TOP500 fastest...

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Science

Dylan Rich

Jun 5, 2019 · 3 min read

Extraordinary Views of Earth from a Frankly Wacky Satellite

Earth as a blue marble rolling around in space, made possible with unique observations by DSCOVR EPIC. In February of 2015, after years of delays (including seven that saw the project literally...

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Company

Descartes Labs

May 30, 2019 · 3 min read

Gary Lang Joins Descartes Labs to run Engineering

Descartes Labs team As Descartes Labs grows rapidly, we’re constantly adding to the executive team to support our continued success. That’s why we’re proud to announce Gary Lang, as our new Head of...

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Science

Louis Vernon

May 20, 2019 · 3 min read

Custom Kubernetes Scaling via Envoy Metrics

A selection of data products returned from our Raster service   The Descartes Labs Platform runs on Kubernetes and scales from hundreds to tens of thousands of cores in response to customer traffic.

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Science

Krishna Karra

May 1, 2019 · 5 min read

Texas Reigns Supreme in U.S. Energy Production (and McCamey Shows Us How)

This eight-mile-across image of McCamey, Texas sits in a part of the state with a seemingly endless network of oil and gas infrastructure, but it also features the giant Upton 2 solar farm (which...

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Tim Wallace

Apr 24, 2019 · 9 min read