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Satellites can be used for a range of public good tech solutions, from providing imagery to humanitarian responses to monitoring environmental degradation.

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United States of America

"an end-to-end open-source framework for creating georeferenced pedestrian networks from aerial imagery"



United States of America

A better and faster way to track methane

SpaceX Starshield

Starshield leverages SpaceX's Starlink technology and launch capability to support national security efforts. While Starlink is designed for consumer and commercial use, Starshield is designed for government use, with an initial focus on three areas:

GiveDirectly Hurricane Relief

In partnership with Google and Propel, GiveDirectly is automating cash aid to Propel users living in areas deemed damaged by satellite imagery

The HALO Trust

Clearing mines & Helping Countries Recover “We use a combination of machine learning on satellite imagery, GIS and field surveys,” says Luan Jaupi, who heads up information and communications technology at HALO

AI for conflict detection

Analyzes satellite imagery to detect on the ground conflict and/or human rights violations using remote sensing and digital forensics.

The State of Satellites

This is an exploratory overview of current and upcoming sources of data, processing pipelines, and data products. It is aimed at helping non-experts explore and harness the unfolding revolution of Earth observation, with an emphasis on understanding current capabilities and project development considerations.

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