AgIntegrated Inc. and SkyWatch Space Software are working together to provide satellite imagery for precision agriculture.
Image shows modified Copernicus Sentinel data captured in 2017. Credit: SkyWatch
SAN FRANCISCO – SkyWatch Space Software is operating using AgIntegrated Inc., a software consulting and technologies integration company based in State College, Pennsylvania, to discuss satellite imagery for precision agriculture.
Under an agreement announced June 23, AgIntegrated will offer clients access to SkyWatch EarthCache, a software platform offering access to numerous sources of satellite data, through its Field Data Exchange, an application program interface (API) for several data sources.
Graham Stickler, SkyWatch chief advertising officer, said the deal assists access an industry that was Earth-imagery that was important.
“We know each vertical marketplace has its own particular needs,” Stickler informed SpaceNews. “We can’t pretend to be specialists in every .”
Rather, SkyWatch concentrates on creating satellite imagery simple for folks to forges and access arrangements with businesses that focus on serving market niches.
SkyWatch is providing the imagery for AgIntegrated’s Field Data Exchange, house to other kinds of APIs that are agriculture-related. Later on, AgIntegrated plans to add data analytics in addition to drone and aerial imagery to its stage, according to a June 23 news release.
SkyWatch, also a company founded in 2014, provides clients SI Imaging Services of South Korea, the European Space Agency Earth, access to Earth observation data from NASA, Space View Technology of China and Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology of China. SkyWatch will bring about extra data providers as needed to keep up with customer demand, Stickler said.
For AgIntegrated, it makes sense to utilize SkyWatch”to help solve a number of the many challenges that have plagued agriculture in regards to getting imagery data,” Mike Santostefeno, AgIntegrated business development vice president, explained in a statement.
“SkyWatch is focusing of getting access to each of these different datasets,” Nathan Faleide, AgIntegrated strategic initiatives manager, stated in a meeting. Additionally, SkyWatch provides data a la carte, meaning agriculture business clients don’t have to purchase satellite arenas that were entire and resell the data field by field, he further added.
Customers can purchase data for specific regions of interest as little as one-tenth of a kilometer. Besides current imagery, SkyWatch clients obtain data and can task satellites for future collections.