Accelerating Innovation

DigitalGlobe showcased earth imaging, machine learning, and more


At GEOINT 2017, DigitalGlobe demonstrated its advanced imaging capabilities as well as its developing machine learning and open-source software initiatives.

The DigitalGlobe booth offered demonstrations of products such as Securewatch, a cloud-based imagery interface. DigitalGlobe announced this week the launch of Securewatch Sites, a monitoring service available within the interface that will make use of new high-resolution imagery from SI Imaging Services’ KOMPSAT-3 and KOMPSAT-3a satellites. Two new products—GeoNews and Human Landscape—will be integrated with Securewatch as well. GeoNews offers Securewatch subscribers access to timely global news articles. Human Landscape adds five geospatial information layers to existing DigitalGlobe imagery: political boundaries, military installations, airports, seaports, and other features of interest.

The company also demonstrated GBDX, its big data library and analysis tool suite. A recent agreement between DigitalGlobe and MDA will make a RADARSAT-2 data set available on the GBDX platform, providing users synthetic aperture radar data that will display both day and nighttime Earth imagery as well as a change-detection capability.

DigitalGlobe transformed part of its booth into a small theater presenting “DigitalGlobe Live,” a series of 10-minute “Smart Talks” on the company’s offerings.

“DigitalGlobe is funding development to accelerate innovation in machine learning through the SpaceNet Challenge, which [we highlighted at GEOINT 2017] in one of the Smart Talks at our booth,” said Taner, Kodanaz, industry leadership champion with DigitalGlobe.

Image courtesy of DigitalGlobe.

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