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



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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

Facebook AI mapping for humanitarian aid and development

Building on our previous publication of similar high-resolution population maps for 22 countries, we're now releasing new maps of the majority of the African continent, and the project will eventually map nearly the whole world’s population. Using weakly- and semi-supervised learning.

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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