10m-class Imagery on Demand
LuxCarta is using a web-based viewer as an initial demonstrator to showcase its BrightEarth products at vIITSEC 2020, being held 30 November-3 December. The seamless BrightEarth global cloud-free mosaic is derived from SNTINEL-2 data.
“This is a demonstrator of our BrightEarth platform that lets prospects see our global BrightEarth mosaic and assess our accuracy and quality for themselves – anywhere in the world,” commented Albéric Maumy, LuxCarta Managing Director. “We’ll be adding e-commerce and GIS selection capabilities with the launch version of the platform early in 2021. Thereafter, we’ll add other BrightEarth products as they become available.”
LuxCarta launched the BrightEarth product line earlier this year. The 10m colour-balanced seamless mosaic representing the Earth in bright and natural colour is the inaugural product available on the platform. The BrightEarth mosaic is created in the cloud using LuxCarta’s deep learning models that select the most recent cloud-free raw images from the SENTINEL-2 programme. The current iteration of the BrightEarth global mosaic incudes 78% of the images from 2019-2020.
For vIITSEC attendees, LuxCarta will also demonstrate samples of the 10m-class land use/land cover – the next BrightEarth product to be released on the platform. The BrightEarth building extraction and tree polygon capabilities will also be shown on some sub-metre imagery.
The BrightEarth platform will reside on brightearth.ai once it is ready for commercial deployment in 2021. Customers will be able to browse desired products and determine prices based on a number of selected geocells. They will also be able to use a series of GIS tools to refine their areas of interest and conduct e-commerce transactions. LuxCarta will also publish its API for customers interested in more integrated solutions.
“On-demand imagery is what our customers have been asking for in the simulation and training market and elsewhere,” explained Maumy, adding the company is taking “another big step in delivering on our vision of employing AI and demonstrating it for the first time at the vIITSEC event.”