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Descartes Labs

Apr 17, 2019 · 2 min read

Creating Actionable Intelligence for the Oil & Gas Sector by Fusing Commercial and Proprietary Data

The probability output of a deep learning computer vision model which detects and segments well pads in the Permian Basin. Creating Actionable Intelligence for the Oil & Gas Sector by Fusing...

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Tim Wallace

Feb 15, 2019 · 3 min read

What We Burn Creates an Eerily Navigable Map of Earth

Nikhil Sharma at Descartes Labs created a global composite of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO₂) over August and September of 2018. Here, the highest levels of NO₂ are shown first and the rest fade in slowly....

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Tim Wallace

Dec 20, 2018 · 4 min read

Science

Bora Beran

Nov 16, 2018 · 2 min read

If you’re looking for a data prep challenge, look no further than satellite imagery

As some of you might know, in January I joined Descartes Labs. As a company, one of our goals is to make spatial data more readily available and to make it easier to go from observations to...

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Descartes Labs

Sep 12, 2018 · 2 min read

Building a Geospatial Analytics Marketplace with DARPA

Comparison of standard optical RGB imagery (left) and SAR (right) demonstrates how data from various sensors on the Descartes Labs platform may be used to detect illegal fishing. (Source: Descartes...

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Descartes Labs

Jul 18, 2018 · 2 min read

@WildfireSignal Tracking System Now Live on Twitter

Fire over Durango, Colorado, seen in RGB on the left, and NIR on the right Our Wildfire Watch System, @WildfireSignal, went live on Twitter today. Our applied science team is experimenting with new...

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James Orsulak

Jun 14, 2018 · 4 min read

Rise of the Living Supply Chain

Synthetic Aperture Radar image of the the Port of Shanghai: the busiest port in the world and ground zero for most of the world’s supply chains   Supply chain is an interesting term. What is it? It...

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Descartes Labs

May 17, 2018 · 3 min read

Measuring Volcanic Earth Displacement Using Interferometric SAR

Figure 1: An interferogram from a pair of collections made during descending passes. The fringes to the left are surface deformations centered to the east of the Kilauea summit and lava lake. The...

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Descartes Labs

Apr 20, 2018 · 4 min read

Global-scale water monitoring in the cloud

The many shapes and colors of water, from a silt-laden river in Louisiana to Lake Mead, Nevada to the Great Salt Lake, Utah. All images from the Sentinel-2 satellite. Water plays many roles in our...

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Descartes Labs

Oct 19, 2017 · 3 min read

Assessing the damage of California’s wildfires

Over the past week, we’ve watched in horror as wildfires tore across Northern California. With a deep data archive of satellite imagery and expertise in remote sensing, we also wondered what we could...

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