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Airbus subsidiary UP42 unveils data, analytics platform

17 Sep 2019, 07:00 UTC
Airbus subsidiary UP42 unveils data, analytics platform
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SAN FRANCISCO – Airbus Defence and Space subsidiary UP42 unveiled Sept. 17 a commercial data and analytics platform that offers access to satellite imagery, other geospatial datasets and algorithms.
On the platform, UP42 offers startups and application developers access to algorithms related to agriculture, object detection and change detection as well as tools to prepare satellite imagery for data analysis.
“With the launch of our new platform, we are looking to open up access not only to satellite imagery and data, but also to a range of analysis tools to help understand it,” UP42 CEO Eli Tamanaha said in a statement. “By using UP42, customers will be able to easily discover actionable insights to make data-driven decisions and geospatial products.”
A flood of satellite imagery is entering the commercial marketplace thanks to dozens of startups and established companies launching Earth imagery satellites. From forestry to construction, transportation and energy, companies are looking for ways to solve business and environmental problems with the help of geospatial data products and services.
UP42 draws on various data sources including high-resolution satellite and drone imagery and internet-of-things data. The company, established in Berlin earlier this year, has been testing its platform with partners since ...

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