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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:00:00 PM UTC - 5:00:00 PM UTC

Crowdsourcing Geospatial Big Data


Every day DigitalGlobe collects over 4,000,000 square kilometers of high resolution imagery, complete with super-spectral information.  This creates immense opportunity not only to see the globe but to understand it. Our mission is to transform imagery into information that is searchable and indexable, enabling planet-scale analytics.  Geospatial Big Data (GBD) connects our daily take and entire archive to a collection of analytic tools, algorithms and workflows, all in a scalable and secure cloud-based environment.


But the data is just the first step. 


In this webinar, you will learn about GBD applications that unlock the information contained in our imagery. Computer vision algorithms locate every car, plane or baseball field, identify every building, and map all the crops and minerals on the surface of the earth. And when the computers can’t figure it out, we turn to the crowd. Learn how the Tomnod crowdsourcing platform combines the wisdom of millions of online volunteers to analyze trillions of pixels and respond to natural disasters, chart human conflict and search for missing people, boats and planes.



DigitalGlobe Speaker

Dr. Luke Barrington

Dr. Barrington is a pioneer in the emergent field of crowdsourcing for large-scale data analytics. From his PhD research in human-assisted machine learning, through founding tech startup Tomnod to use crowdsourcing to analyze satellite imagery, to his current work leading the development of geospatial big data solutions at DigitalGlobe, Luke’s brings a wealth of experience in technology innovation and harnessing the wisdom of crowds to solve massive GEOINT challenges.

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