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Explore posts from the Descartes Labs team.

Science

Descartes Labs

May 24, 2017 · 8 min read

Fighting Wildfires Using a Cloud-based Supercomputer

In the wake of yet another season of significant wildfire activity across the US and in particular California, our drought-weary states brace for the start of a new wildfire season that will once...

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Science

Descartes Labs

May 1, 2017 · 9 min read

Mapping the land from space (in the Cloud)

There are at the very least six separate global land cover mapping efforts. The European Space Agency (ESA) just released an unprecedented 24 annual global land cover maps as a part of the Climate...

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Agriculture

Descartes Labs

Apr 24, 2017 · 2 min read

Descartes Labs Platform Now in Closed Beta with Los Alamos National Laboratory as an Inaugural…

Starting today, Descartes Labs is accepting applications for Beta access to the most advanced Platform for extracting information from satellite imagery on a global scale.

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Products

Descartes Labs

Apr 21, 2017 · 2 min read

Microservice Usage Logging with Openresty and Google BigQuery

Here at Descartes Labs, we have been using the microservice architecture in building out our platform. If you are unfamiliar with microservices, they are a collection of independent services often...

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Company

Descartes Labs

Mar 28, 2017 · 2 min read

Hacking Food Security from Space

Does widespread hunger caused by food shortages contribute to conditions that lead to regional instability? If potential food shortages could be detected early and humanitarian action could be taken...

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Science

Ryan Keisler

Mar 7, 2017 · 3 min read

Products

Descartes Labs

Mar 7, 2017 · 3 min read

Searching the World Wide World

Today, we’re unveiling a technology demonstration of machine learning at global scale, which we call GeoVisual Search. This release makes the global composite images we released last month a bit...

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Science

Descartes Labs

Feb 6, 2017 · 3 min read

Using Petabytes of Pixels with Python to Create 3 New Images of the Earth

Today we’re excited to share three new satellite imagery-based maps of the earth, made here at Descartes Labs. These are global composite images constructed using data from the Landsat 8,...

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Agriculture

Descartes Labs

Sep 8, 2016 · 2 min read

Advancing the science of soy forecasting

Descartes Labs’ weekly forecast for U.S. corn and soy yields Last month, we were excited to unveil our 2016 U.S. Corn Yield Forecast. Today, we’re adding soybeans to our weekly production forecasts.

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Agriculture

Descartes Labs

Aug 10, 2016 · 4 min read

Advancing the science of corn forecasting

Corn yields by county, updated weekly on www.descarteslabs.com Today, Descartes Labs is releasing our 2016 U.S. Corn Yield Forecast. Not only is this year’s corn model vastly improved over last...

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