One of our colleagues lives in British Columbia and recently shared a map with the team of the many devastating wildfires affecting the region. That got us thinking--could we take a closer look at the effect these wildfires were having? So we whipped up a forest fire change detection model based on our good friend Jarlath O’Neill-Dunne’s work, and threw together a quick interface for browsing the results of the model. A full write up of how we built this application is forthcoming on our blog.
At Raster Foundry, we build web tools for quickly and repeatably turning earth imagery into information. This application was built on top of our API in just a couple of days without ever downloading a single sattelite image. If you're curious about how Raster Foundry could help your business better monitor and respond to changes on the ground, drop your email in the form to the left or reach out directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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