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Deimos Imaging and Esri partner in bringing imagery to life in ArcGIS

Deimos Imaging and its parent company UrtheCast Corp., announced a broad partnership with Esri, starting with a new UrtheCast imagery service which is powered by Esri: Kanvas. The service enables all Esri users to access timely, reliable and quality assured imagery, directly into their apps and desktops. The on-the-fly imagery service curated by Deimos imaging, is a precursor to the upcoming UrtheDaily™ constellation which is expected to image the entire Earth daily at 5m resolution, complimenting Sentinel-2 and Landsat applications.

Since July 11, 2017, when Kanvas was presented at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, anyone with the ArcGIS platform had free access for three months to the multi-season time series of medium and very-high resolution satellite imagery, over the whole of Spain and California. Hosted in Amazon Web Services using ArcGIS, Esri users can utilise the multi-temporal imagery service and start building valuable apps for monitoring, change detection, precision insights and more.

“We are very excited about the broad partnership with UrtheCast and for our users to explore the potential of Kanvas using ArcGIS. Allowing users to create simple, quick, insightful apps, based on timely and qualified imagery, will inspire new solutions in GIS” said Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery at Esri. “We fully support the upcoming UrtheDaily constellation and see significant interest from our users. Delivering daily coverage of the Earth as geo-analytic ready imagery directly into the hands of our users, means that mapping the Earth daily is now a step closer, and the intelligent map a future reality.”

“We see that easy-to-use value-added products and services with geo-analytics capabilities are significantly broadening the utility of Earth Observation data. The future is in user-focused, real-time apps”, said Jamie Ritchie, Business Development Director at UrtheCast and Deimos imaging. “The goal of Kanvas is to bring imagery to life by leveraging machine learning algorithms in an integrated environment. By partnering with Esri, we are delighted to make available our imagery in ArcGIS, to significantly accelerate decision making in a wide range of fields.”

Figure 1: Kanvas imagery service enables users to extract analytics and build valuable apps including change detection, precision insights and monitoring