Science (3) - Meditations

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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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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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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

Science

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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