SkyWatch Blog Stories and Updates

Case Study with BAP Intel: From Hobbyist to Professional Analyst

SkyWatch supports not only a wide range of businesses but, in some cases, we even support hobbyists. Benjamin Pittet, founder of BAP Intel in Switzerland launched his career in private intelligence with a blog, Twitter, and satellite data. Through our platform EarthCache, and our amazing satellite imagery providers, we completed our mission. Together, we made […]

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Types of Earth Observation Data

For over 60 years humans have been putting cameras and sensors into space to look back at our planet. Satellites capture data across the electromagnetic spectrum — from visible wavelengths all the way to radio wavelengths. This is called Earth Observation (EO) data. There are many types of Earth Observation data that have many valuable applications across agriculture, environmental, oil, insurance, and financial services industries.

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The Story Of SkyWatch - High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Now we deliver High Resolution Satellite Imagery. We Wanted To Open Up Access To Black Holes SkyWatch was actually the original name of a piece of software that our founding team built for astrophysicists.

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SkyWatch Enables Earth Observation Customers to See More and Do More With the Addition of Very High Resolution Data to the EarthCache Platform

The addition of VHR optical data to the EarthCache platform enriches the SkyWatch aggregation model, which provides Earth observation data customers access to the largest network of industry-leading data sets within a single solution with a flexible, pay-per-use pricing model. KITCHENER, Ontario, July 26, 2022 (Newswire.com) - SkyWatch Space Applications Inc. ("SkyWatch"), a Kitchener-based space […]

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The Ultimate Satellite Imagery Guide

What data do you need? Deciding that satellite imagery is the right solution for your organization is a great first step to getting insightful data at your fingertips. But if you’re new to these solutions, there are some basics you need to know. We at SkyWatch understand the difficulty of navigating the world of Earth […]

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The 5 coolest uses for satellite imagery

Satellite imagery was made available to the public when NASA launched their first Landsat mission in 1972. Forty-four years and 100+ satellites later, humans have found countless ways to use this technology for commercial, humanitarian, academic, and personal reasons. So we decided to put together a list of the 5 coolest ways that the power […]

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4 Ways satellite imagery is changing how we invest

With over 400 imaging satellites orbiting our globe, a bird’s eye view of Earth has never been cheaper. Analysts have taken advantage of this access and, with advanced machine learning, derived many ways to use satellite imagery for more than just the gorgeous view. While benefits from the geo-intelligence movement have been reaching a wide […]

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5 Ways satellite data can be used to improve global health - Satellite Data For Health

The phrases “satellite data” and “improving worldwide healthcare” and "satellite data for health: aren’t typically used in the same sentence. In fact, a vast majority of satellite data conversations are focused on a few narrow applications in the natural resource industries (i.e. mining, oil & gas, forestry, agriculture, energy, etc.). But satellite data, and more […]

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Mapping racial diversity with satellite data

Tomasz Stepinski describes himself as a “physicist, astrophysicist, planetary scientists, and mathematician”. After spending years in Houston creating computer models to automatically map craters and valleys on Mars for NASA, he was offered the unusual position of Chair of Space Exploration in the Geography Department at the University of Cincinnati. Not finding many space-enthusiasts among […]

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Monitoring animal populations from space

Using high-resolution satellite imagery, Peter Fretwell and his team were able to achieve an unprecedented feat and, in 2009, created the world’s first census of species taken from space. Then went on to repeat it. “We started with penguins then have gone on to look at whales, then seals – we haven’t published much on seals yet. […]

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