e-GEOS (Telespazio / ASI), a leading company in the geo-information sector, is increasing its portfolio in the field of Data Analytics through the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques (Machine Learning / Deep Learning) to Big Data of Earth Observation made easily accessible and manageable through innovative technologies like the Data Cube.
In recent years, geo-information is making an essential - and increasingly critical - contribution to the generation and analysis of global indicators relevant to specific exponentially growing market segments such as precision agriculture, insurance, oil & gas and all those sectors in which the monitoring of large-scale distributed assets is strategic and the processing of descriptive and predictive data analytics.
This innovative use of spatial data is made possible by the recent availability of time series of data on the long run, offered by both e-GEOS (through the constellation radar and Italian COSMO-SkyMed) and by the huge amount of global images offered by Sentinels Europeans and other assets offering free data (such as the American Landsat-8).
The partnership with MEEO and the "Politecnico di Milano", after the one with the Americans Orbital Insight and URSA, completes the technological circle by giving e-GEOS new and powerful tools to present detailed analysis all over the world and for specific vertical markets, such as insurance, agriculture, exploitation of natural resources.
In particular, the Data Cube - developed together with MEEO on the basis of its ten-year experience - will allow e-GEOS to efficiently and effectively manage vast collections of multi-temporal, multi-sensor and multi-resolution satellite data while Artificial Intelligence techniques - developed in collaboration with the center of excellence of the Politecnico di Milano - will be able to reveal insights, trends and other information contained in this wealth of satellite data.
"This is an important process of transformation that the world of GeoInformation must face in order to be able to enter those markets that are today of greatest interest to IT. The GeoInformation sector in 2020 is estimated to grow to double the current value. Thanks to these important collaborations and research projects in this sector, e-GEOS is preparing for this challenge ". Massimo Claudio Comparini, CEO of e-GEOS, states.
"Our fundamental objective is to make our technical expertise in advanced data analysis available to e-GEOS, supporting the company in exploiting all the opportunities offered by new technologies and making our application challenges that can e-GEOS to increase its competitiveness, "says Chiara Francalanci, professor at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering at the Milan Polytechnic.
MEEO's satisfaction: "We have been committed for years to developing services to exploit the potential of data collected from previous, current and future satellite missions. Our technologies for accessing and using geospatial data are based on the concepts of Analysis Ready Data and Data Cube, two fundamental ingredients to offer a scalable and flexible solution - comments Simone Mantovani, CEO of MEEO -. We are really very satisfied with this collaboration; for us the partnership with e-GEOS is not a point of arrival, but a starting point on which to concentrate in order to develop synergies for new thematic applications ".
e-GEOS mother company Leonardo and the Politecnico di Milano also collaborate on the helicopter of the future: an agreement for the development of sustainable innovative technologies.
Leonardo and the Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) have been developed new technologies and partnership since 2016 with the signing of Innovation Hub, to promote cooperation in areas of research, development, innovation and training.
Some more information about our partners:
The Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering (DEIB) of the Politecnico di Milano carries out advanced multidisciplinary research in automatic, bioengineering, electronics, electrotechnics, information technology and telecommunications. (www.deib.polimi.it)
Founded in 2004 with the aim of developing and marketing services in the field of Earth Observation, and technological partner of ESA since 2006, MEEO (http://www.meeo.it) is currently supported by the Copernicus Accelerator program for the development and promotion of new Copernicus data access technologies.