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  • This Startup is Building a Fitness Tracker for the Planet

    Using enormous amounts of satellite data, Descartes Labs wants to track everything that’s changing on Earth’s surface–from deforestation to transportation to agriculture.
  • Indulge Your Conspiracy Theories with this Visual Search Engine of the Entire Planet

    Global forecasting company Descartes Labs released a demo search engine that allows users to scan the entire globe to find specific types of objects. Want to know the location of every oil derrick on earth? How about all the crop circles? Waterparks?
    Read the article on mashable.com
  • Search Earth with AI Eyes via Powerful Satellite Image Tool

    GeoVisual Search makes it possible to search satellite images of the entire world for matching objects. And it's just the beginning.
    Read the article on CNET.com
  • A Visual Search Engine for the Entire Planet

    At this moment in history, there are more satellites photographing Earth from orbit than just about anyone knows what to do with. What should we do with all that imagery? How can we search it and process it? Descartes Labs, a startup that uses machine learning to identify crop health and other economic indicators in satellite imagery, has created a tool to better index and surf through it. They call it Geovisual Search.
    Read the article on theatlantic.com
  • The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by Sector

    Descartes Labs makes the Top 10 AI and machine learning companies list for 2017.
    Read the article on fastcompany.com
  • 3.1-Trillion Pixel Landsat 8 Mosaic of the World

    The imaging technologies on satellites orbiting the Earth can take pictures of broad expanses and minute details, utilizing methods that allow researchers to conduct a variety of analyses on the data. The pictures sent back can be used to create more accurate maps, show rainfall or vegetation levels, as well as a variety of other metrics.
    Read the article on GISlounge.com
  • Descartes Labs Releases 3.1 Trillion Pixel Landsat 8 Mosaic

    Descartes Labs uses cutting-edge science to advance global forecasting in areas such as crop production and food security. Their cloud-based computation platform is behind the company’s large-scale analysis, machine learning, environmental change analysis, and global predictions which are used by the commercial, academic, and government sectors.
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  • Trippy Satellite Imagery Could Forecast Food Crises Before They Happen

    The burden is now on technology to make up for the forecasted food crises in the coming decades, but thankfully there is no shortage of ideas on this front. The latest is coming from Descartes Labs, a company that is using machine learning to analyze satellite imagery to predict food supplies months in advance of current methods employed by the US government, a technique that could help predict food crises before they happen.
    Read the article on motherboard.vice.com
  • CB Insights Report: Game Changing Startups

    Innovation of a very real kind is alive and well among startups and their investors. Using CB Insights technology market intelligence platform, we've identified some of the biggest industries of tomorrow and the technologies and startups that are going to usher these advances in.
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  • Tiny Satellites: The Latest Innovation Hedge Funds Are Using to Get a Leg Up

    The latest technological innovation for data-hungry hedge funds is a fleet of five dozen shoebox-sized satellites.
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  • This Startup Uses Machine Learning and Satellite Imagery to Predict Crop Yields

    Mark Johnson wants to beat the United States Department of Agriculture at its own game: predicting yields of America's crops.
    Read the article on theverge.com
  • Toaster-sized Satellites Will Revolutionize How We Measure the World Food Supply

    Behind every box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes is an army of iPad-wielding crop scouts. Funded by US taxpayers, these 2,900 people (most of them sexagenarian part-timers) visit 125,000 American farmers each year to survey them about their expected yields … For more than a century, this method has been the most reliable way the US can measure its food supply. Until now. ‘As it turns out, there’s a lot of satellite imagery out there that very few people have looked at,’ says Mark Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Descartes Labs, a startup that wants to overhaul how such data is gathered.
    Read the article on qz.com
  • How Satellite And Imaging Technologies Are Changing The World As We Know It (Part 1)

    Nearly 40 years ago, the Apollo mission’s single image of the entire earth was so spectacular that we gave it a name — the Blue Marble. Nine years ago, Google StreetView launched and provided a similar thrill of locating ourselves from afar, only this time, a little closer to home. And now? Improved imaging and GIS technologies are drastically changing how we perceive and act in the world yet again.
    Read the article on forbes.com
  • Los Alamos High-tech Startup Is Booming

    A paper sign taped to the window identifies the current home of Descartes Labs, a high-tech startup that burst onto the scene a little more than a year ago and is now bursting at the seams.
    Read the article on abqjournal.com
  • Traders’ New Edge: Satellite Data

    Not far from the government laboratory in New Mexico best known as the birthplace of the atomic bomb, a startup is applying the same lab’s supercomputing technique toward a different goal: predicting crop production—from space.
    Read the article on fortune.com
  • A Cloud-Free Satellite Map of Earth

    Stitching together a live world map from many different satellite images lets algorithms keep an eye on the health of crops and problems like flooding.
    Read the article on technologyreview.com
  • Descartes Labs Emerges With $5M to Improve Data for Farmers

    Images of the earth are being gathered by a growing flock of planes, satellites and drones, and they are full of useful information for those who are able to see it. Finding it and understanding it is hard though, and Descartes Labs Inc. has emerged with $5 million for artificial intelligence technology to help solve the problem.
    Read the article on wsj.com
  • Descartes Labs Raises $5M To Make Agricultural Predictions With Deep Learning

    Descartes Labs, a startup with image recognition technology that can help companies answer questions related to agriculture, is announcing today a $5 million round of funding.
    Read the article on venturebeat.com
  • A Real-Time View of Climate Change — From 400 Miles Away

    When U.S. corn yield estimates are wrong, the global economy is in trouble.
    Read the article on wired.com
  • Viewed From Space, Corn Output Trails Government Estimates

    The world’s largest corn supplier will have an output this year of 13.3 billion bushels, according to Los Alamos, New Mexico-based Descartes Labs. That compares with 13.34 billion estimated last month by Descartes and the 13.686 billion forecast by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Aug. 12.
    Read the article on bloomberg.com
  • Deep-Learning, Image-Analysis Startup Descartes Labs Raises $3.3M After Spinning Out Of Los Alamos National Lab

    After being incubated in a government lab for seven years, Descartes Labs – a deep-learning image analysis startup – has raised $3.3 million of its own funding and spun off as a private company.
    Read the article on techcrunch.com
  • Just Your Typical New Mexico Image Recognition Startup Spun Off from a Government Lab

    Far from Silicon Valley, Descartes Labs aims to turn a national research facility's AI research into new ways of understanding the world.
    Read the article on fastcompany.com