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We Need Answers, Not Analytics

We Need Answers, Not Analytics

February 1, 2021

Organizations need answers — not data, not analytics, not BI, not databases, and not pretty maps (although pretty maps are really cool too). All too often analytics efforts get bogged down with data management, DevOps, MLOps, data curation, and a slew of other obstacles that stand in the way of doing the analysis required to answer important questions.

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UPDATE: Cedar Fair Entertainment Q3 Earnings Analysis Revisited

UPDATE: Cedar Fair Entertainment Q3 Earnings Analysis Revisited

November 2, 2020

The present stock market volatility has us thinking deeply about the power of geospatial data to unearth misalignments between asset prices and ground conditions.

As part of this investigation, we’re reflecting on our original Pulse product: Pulse of the Park.

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Your Earth, OnDemand

Your Earth, OnDemand

March 23, 2020

Eight months ago, Astraea released the first version of Earth OnDemand with the hopes of democratizing access to the Earth’s greatest data set — the Earth itself.

Last week, we released a new version with one of the most important features yet. Before we get to that, however, it's worth taking a moment to discuss why we built Earth OnDemand in the first place.

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How to do user testing before you have users

How to Do User Testing Before You Have Users

February 7, 2020

There are hundreds if not thousands of articles about listening to your customers, A/B testing, and collecting traffic data on your site. This is great advice, unless you don’t have any customers yet.

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Predicting Food Insecurity in Zambia Using Satellite Imagery

Predicting Food Insecurity in Zambia Using Satellite Imagery

January 24, 2020

Climate change is expected to increase the prevalence of malnutrition in the 21st century through higher temperatures, increasing rainfall volatility, and weather extremes that could have devastating effects on crops and freshwater availability.

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What is GeoAI Mentorship?

What is GeoAI Mentorship?

January 9, 2020

At Astraea, we believe that the greatest data set on Earth is the Earth itself. In this dataset are answers to some of the most important questions facing businesses, governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and humanity as a whole. Unlocking these answers challenges even the most experienced data scientists.

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Introducing EarthAI Notebook

Introducing EarthAI Notebook

December 23, 2019

Geospatial intelligence is evolving at a new pace. As machine learning has advanced to the point where insights can be reliably derived from raster data, the limits imposed by human-driven, single-file-at-a-time workflows are being blown away by new methods of extracting insight at an unprecedented scale.

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RasterFrames: A Data Scientist’s Point of View

RasterFrames: A Data Scientist’s Point of View

October 23, 2019

At Astraea, we believe that RasterFrames will revolutionize the practice of analyzing Earth-observation (EO) data by enabling data scientists to efficiently work with tremendous amounts of this data. RasterFrames, our open-source toolkit, allows us to process EO data in a DataFrame for the first time.

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Analyze the Earth with RasterFrames

Analyze the Earth with RasterFrames

September 23, 2019

At Astraea, we believe that the most important dataset on Earth is the Earth itself. The ability to observe and analyze images of our planet is critical to tackling issues like climate change and food insecurity.

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The State of EO

The State of EO

August 27, 2019

Machine learning has been changing our world for years and continues to do so in ways we humans are still learning. Across industries, the application of artificial intelligence to massive datasets is revealing insights that are changing the way business gets done.

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Using Satellites to Track Solar Farm Growth

Using Satellites to Track Solar Farm Growth

August 12, 2019

Driven by climate change concerns, there has been significant growth in the renewable energy industry worldwide. Part of the reason for that growth is that environmentally-driven policy is making photovoltaic (PV) technology more affordable than ever.

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Introducing Earth OnDemand

Introducing Earth OnDemand

July 31, 2019

Today, the Astraea team is excited to announce the debut of Earth OnDemand: our searchable database of global analytics-ready imagery. Our team has worked countless hours developing a way for everyone to access the potential within satellite imagery.

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Growing Data for a Shrinking World

Growing Data for a Shrinking World

July 29, 2019

As a young soldier working in military intelligence nearly 20 years ago, I learned firsthand about the humbling power of satellite data. I was part of a unit tasked with protecting humanitarian missions with ongoing intelligence operations.

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Reflections on Apollo 11

Reflections on Apollo 11

July 19, 2019

Half a century ago, Neil Armstrong took humanity’s first steps on the surface of the moon. It was the culmination of a golden age of space flight, as well as the dawn of a new technological era. The anniversary of this pivotal moment is a time to pause and reflect on the impact spaceflight has had on our society and economy.

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Astraea Co-founder and CTO, Daniel Bailey, welcomes the crowd

Local Tech Groups Collaborate at Astraea, Inc.

July 12, 2018

The Astraea team hosted the June 2018 meeting of Charlottesville Data Science on June 28 at our offices in the Glass Building, just off the Charlottesville Downtown Mall.

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