Reimagine Change from Space: Using Satellites to Image the Entire Planet
What if monitoring change every day on our planet was as simple and instant as opening a website? Will Marshall, CEO of Planet Labs, will detail advancing technology that is reshaping our view of Earth, as well as discuss Planet Labs’ latest self-service platform to access data that enables people to make smarter decisions in care of the planet. Planet Labs uses an agile, software-like model to design, build, and launch small earth-imaging satellites into space - essentially, Planet Labs has strapped aerospace to Moore’s Law. They have launched 87 satellites to date -- the largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites in history. The result is a radical new dataset that reflects daily change at global scale. If physical change on our planet was a digital dataset that could be analyzed, parsed and searched, how would it impact the way you see the world around you, and, more importantly, what would you build to harness this change?