Earth-i Ltd (GB)
Capturing video from Earth Observation (EO) is one of the most exciting innovations to hit the remote sensing world in recent times. High-resolution, full-colour EO video is enabling fundamental and disruptive changes for the Geospatial Intelligence and Earth Observation industries. EO Video provides several advantages over still imagery, for example:
VANTAGE is a new, online, cloud-based platform for analysis and exploitation of video from space. The VANTAGE platform includes a repository of high-definition videos captured from Earth orbiting satellites – including data from the Earth-i Vivid-X2 satellite that was launched in 2018. Alongside this data is a suite of sophisticated analytical tools, enabling a user to extract value and insight from the videos such as derivation of 3D models, tracking of moving objects in the videos, extraction of movement vectors and building up cloud-free composite images. The VANTAGE platform also connects to complementary external data sources and enables development of commercial, scientific and public sector applications. VANTAGE enables a user to bring their own EO data as well as their own user-defined workflows and processing algorithms to be deployed and used alongside the predefined list of services and functions.
VANTAGE is being developed by Earth-i and CGI under a two-year contract with the European Space Agency, which kicked off in March 2020. The project launched the first version of the platform in November 2020 and will deploy incremental releases of functionality every four months focusing on pre-defined use cases such as earthworks monitoring, deforestation and seaport analytics.
The existing VANTAGE services include:
Additional features and algorithms will be added to the platform in future releases.