UrtheCast : Democratizing space like we’ve never seen before
UrtheCast offers a new kind of earth observation from outer space. It serves the rapidly evolving geospatial and geo-analytics markets with a wide range of information-rich products and services. The company currently operates four Earth Observation sensors in space, including two cameras aboard the International Space Station and two satellites, Deimos-1 and Deimos-2. The goal for UrtheCast is to take imagery and data that up to now hasn’t been readily available, and open it up for everyone, and in doing so, expand the EO market.
In this exclusive interview, Scott Larson the Co-Founder of UrtheCast discusses how they came up with the idea and why earth observation from outer space can provide us with powerful insights. Scott also discusses how UrtheCast has been able to provide some support towards humanitarian, social, and environmental efforts as well. He goes on to provide some insights into the future of the company and how the dataset that UrtheCast provides can be used for industries such as agriculture, finance, forestry, and farming.
He also talks about his new startup Helios Wire, and how it is building out a space-enabled Internet of Things network, with the goal of democratizing the IoT and making it available to everyone as well.