Airbus launches UP42, a space tech startup democratising access
Airbus launches UP42, a space tech startup democratising access to geospatial data
- UP42 is a new data platform for developers and startups, offering self-service access to high-resolution satellite and drone imagery, geospatial data, and pre-configured algorithms
- SMBs and independent developers will now have access to geospatial data and technologies, which have traditionally been restricted to large corporates and governments
- The space tech startup is a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space
Berlin, 7 May 2019 - UP42 , a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, today launches an open platform and marketplace dedicated to helping developers and startups build, run, and scale geospatial products. UP42 opens up access to geospatial data, imagery, and processing algorithms — allowing users to develop, launch, and monetise game-changing new products.
Examples of UP42’s ready-to-use algorithms include cloud masking and change detection — i.e. identifying cloud coverage in satellite imagery and revealing changes over time, respectively. Use cases therefore include the monitoring of farmland, tracking pollution levels and analysing patterns of urbanisation.
UP42’s unique offering provides access to data from a range of sources - including both commercial and open-source high-resolution satellite/drone imagery and IoT data. It solves a key pain point for users looking to leverage extensive, accurate, and diverse real-time geospatial data sources,...