Data on Demand: Rapidly Available Satellite Imagery and OSM

A session at State of the Map US 2013

Sunday 9th June, 2013

3:15pm to 3:45pm (PST)

OpenStreetMap is rich with detailed data about the world. Turning that data into useful information is the next big challenge. Skybox Imaging is launching a fleet of high-resolution imaging microsatellites to capture timely imagery of the world. Skybox uses OpenStreetMap data to provide context to our change detection algorithms and analysts as they turn this raw data into useful information.

From simple land parcels to road vectors to trees in parking lots, OSM data has proved invaluable as a reliable and up to date source of reference data. For applications like disaster recovery and economic analysis, knowing what should be at a location is as important as knowing what is at a location. Making OSM data available in an easy to use form allows human analysts to identify new information in satellite images and focus their attention on the changes of highest interest.

This session will provide an overview of how Skybox makes image data available for analysis and how OSM provides the background for this analysis.

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Ollie Guinan

Vice President, Ground Systems at Skybox Imaging bio from LinkedIn

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Time 3:15pm3:45pm PST

Date Sun 9th June 2013

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