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Intelescope Solutions leverages DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data platform for forestry management

(27 October 2015) DigitalGlobe announced an agreement with Intelescope Solutions to enable global-scale satellite imagery data for the forestry industry.

DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data Platform combines tools, data, and infrastructure to answer challenging questions about our complex and changing world. By coupling an innovative business model with modern cloud computing capabilities, DigitalGlobe enables customers and partners to extract information at scale from the world’s largest library of commercial satellite imagery.

Intelescope, a global provider of forestry analytical services, will run its own patented algorithms against millions of square kilometers of high-resolution earth imagery within the GBD Platform to generate timely and relevant information for its customers. Intelescope’s clients, which include forestry land owners, managers and consultants, timber REITs, TIMOs, and pension and hedge funds, are keenly interested to understand commercial timber volumes and health on a global scale.

“Intelescope Solutions is among the vanguard of cutting-edge companies that are leveraging satellite imagery and big data analytics to answer truly large and difficult questions,” said Dr. Shay Har-Noy, DigitalGlobe’s Senior Director of Geospatial Big Data. “DigitalGlobe’s GBD platform is tremendously valuable to industries like forestry and agricultural industries for its ability to assess the health and size of trees and plants on both an individual plot and aggregate global basis.”

“By partnering with DigitalGlobe, we are enabling more efficient management and a richer knowledge of timber assets, allowing for the optimization and preservation of valuable forest resources,” said Dr. Adam Messer, CEO of Intelescope Solutions. “Our customers will benefit from massively decreased processing times, increased cost-effectiveness, and our ability to take on projects that simply are not feasible without access to the world’s largest library of commercial satellite imagery.”

About DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight.

About Intelescope

Intelescope Solutions is a global provider of forest analytic services. Using its own proprietary algorithms, access to vast amounts of Geospatial Big Data, state-of-the-art drone and satellite imagery, the company is reshaping the way the forestry industry looks at timber resources, and manages its assets and risks. Intelescope has offices in Stamford, CT and Curitiba, Brazil, and its global research and development office is situated in Petach Tikvah, Israel.

(source: DigitalGlobe) and spacenewsfeed