Crowdsourcing is the process by which the power of the many can be leveraged to accomplish feats that were once the province of a specialized few.
We are aerospace guys at heart. We see a huge opportunity for crowdsourcing to improve a big part of Earth remote sensing: ground truthing.
Meet Ground Truthing
Through crowdsourcing, satellite and aerial imagery providers have cost effective access to many, many more data points, all over the world.
Ground truthing is the process of comparing data collected on the ground to data collected using remote sensing techniques (typically collected by aircraft or satellite) in order to improve the accuracy of the remotely sensed data. This is done both early in a new sensor’s life in order to calibrate its measurements, as well as when anomalies are detected in order to determine if the sensed anomaly true in real life or an issue with the sensed data.
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