Announcement by EarthDaily Analytics
Vancouver, British Columbia – March 2, 2022 – Following more than 18 months of development and a successful Alpha release in 2021, EarthDaily Analytics (“EDA”) is pleased to release the Beta version of our EarthMosaics service, which is designed to support the monitoring and data analytics needs of our customers by providing them direct access to large-scale, Sentinel-2 Analysis-Ready Mosaics. These Mosaics allow end users to rapidly extract insights from the imagery by eliminating the time-consuming effort needed to detect clouds, seamlessly stitch many images together, and normalize the radiometry (color) and location differences between data sets. More information of the EarthMosaics service available here.
The EarthMosaics service was developed as part of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster Satellite-Based Environmental Analytics initiative, which accelerated innovation through collaboration with partners such as Microsoft, BC Parks Foundation, the University of Victoria, Hatfield Consultants, BGC Engineering, Mitacs and Environment and Climate Change Canada. Unlike traditional mosaics that do not offer flexible customer options, the EarthMosaics service provides customers with highly customizable, application specific, cloud-free, machine-learning ready mosaics fused together from hundreds to tens of thousands of input images. We are now scaling up our EarthMosaics service to support additional customers and offer additional features to allow our customers to easily get access to cost-effective, high-quality, easy-to-use cloud-free image mosaics to support their analytics for forestry, water management, ecosystem change and a range of other industries.
Large-scale impact of “Scorpion Fire” at Santa Cruz island clearly visible, measurable, and quantifiable in Analysis-Ready Mosaics:
“Climate change, urbanization and natural disasters such as fires, atmospheric rivers and droughts have escalated the need for solutions that can help us work together and reduce the environmental impacts on our planet,” said Bill Tam, COO of the Digital Supercluster. “EarthMosaics is providing the vital monitoring and data analysis that Canada needs to protect our communities, lead the world in sustainable resource management and address climate-related challenges head-on.”
Key features of EarthMosaics Beta service include:
- Ability to preview the custom mosaic before finalizing selection parameters to ensure that specific needs and expectations are met
- New support for larger areas, including country-wide mosaics
- Support for any combination of Sentinel-2 spectral bands from Visible to SWIR at true 16- bit dynamic range
- Custom feature or scene content data selection specific to a customer’s application needs
- Seamless geometry and radiometry across the mosaic, validated with high-quality QA
- Enhanced geolocation processing to maximize mosaic MTF (resolution)
“With the support of the Digital Supercluster, we are excited to announce the EarthMosaics Beta release, which allows us to scale up our customer base and support the growing demand for high-quality geospatial data to derive insights from the natural environment,” said Chris Rampersad, Vice President Engineering at EarthDaily. “By utilizing the power and flexibility of EarthMosaics to provide high-quality, customized, cloud-free imagery that is optimized for machine learning and AI at scale, our customers are accelerating their analytics capabilities and realizing the superior value proposition of the highly customizable EarthMosaics service offering. Sentinel-2 currently provides EarthMosaics with scientific-quality optical imagery, and we look forward to bringing additional sources, spanning different modalities and resolutions, to the service as we approach the upcoming General Availability release” Rampersad said.
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About the Satellite-Based Environmental Analytics Project
EarthDaily Analytics is leading the Satellite-based Environmental Analytics project in partnership with Microsoft, BC Parks Foundation, the University of Victoria, Hatfield Consultants, BGC Engineering and Environment and Climate Change Canada. The team is building a system to automate and accelerate the generation of high-quality, analysis-ready mosaics using multiple sources of complex earth observation satellite data. The mosaicking process seamlessly combines images, eliminating satellite location errors and correcting for discrepancies in spectral content (i.e. colours) to ensure the final mosaic is ready for analytics. This project is made possible through investment by Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster.
About EarthDaily Analytics
EarthDaily Analytics (EDA), headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a vertically integrated data processing and analytics company, utilizing cutting-edge Big Data tools and proven Space technologies to provide value-added insights to the people, businesses, and governmental entities confronting the world’s most pressing challenges. Through its EarthDaily Agro (formerly Geosys) subsidiary, EDA has a track record of more than 30 years as a leader in the collection and commercial application of Earth Observation data for agriculture analytics.
In 2021, EDA initiated construction of the EarthDaily Constellation with committed support from Antarctica Capital. Following planned launches in 2023, the EarthDaily Constellation will combine with the EarthPipeline data processing system to provide unprecedented, scientific-grade data of the world every day, positioning EDA to meet the growing needs of diverse industries including agriculture, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), insurance, disaster prevention and recovery, commodities trading, and more.
For more information, visit www.earthdaily.com.