Frequently asked questions
How can SpaceKnow benefit my business?
Through automated and evolving analysis of satellite imagery, we deliver actionable data, like urban growth and vehicle counting, that gives you a competitive advantage to grow your business. All of our services and solutions are highly customizable to suit your needs and budget.
What’s behind SpaceKnow’s platform and analytical tools?
Our services are powered by advanced machine learning, the largest repository of satellite images in the world, and the reliability and power of Google Cloud.
Which services do you offer?
We have 3 core offerings: SpaceKnow’s analytics platform, APIs, and Trading Indexes.
What is the difference between SpaceKnow and other satellite imagery solutions like Google Earth, Google Maps, or DigitalGlobe Base Maps?
Unlike other providers, we aim to make satellite image analysis accessible to everyone through our powerful Online Analytical Platform, which gives real-time, in-depth insights through comprehensive, customizable analysis.
Whether you’re looking to give your business a competitive edge, or a journalist looking for more objective information about a particular location, our platform is built for you.
What image resolutions do you have?
Our multiple satellite imagery partners each provide images of varying levels of quality depending on the type of search you perform. Low resolution images are used for larger areas like cities, volcanos, bays, forests, etc. Smaller locations such as parking lots, construction sites, or individual crop fields, utilize high quality imagery. Available resolutions start at 30 cm per pixel (2ft square = 1 pixel).
Where do you get your satellite images?
Our analytics platform retrieves images from various partners including Digital Globe, Urthecast, Google Earth Engine, Airbus, and Planet. We continuously connect more providers to our network to get access to a larger, more comprehensive collection of satellite imagery.
What is the frequency of your image capturing? Daily, weekly, monthly?
This largely depends on the location and the resolution you require, but in general terms, we aim to have two new images every month, with more possible for custom-built solutions.
How do you use the analytic tool?
For an in-depth explanation, watch our tutorial video.
Will we be able to select areas on a greater scale (i.e. higher zoom)?
Over time, we will gradually increase the maximum size of the selected area, but to further improve your results you can select multiple areas adjacent to each other.
Which objects can you currently count?
Our system is always being expanded and optimized but as of today you can count airplanes, ships, cars, and trucks.
In which industries can SpaceKnow provide business solutions?
Our current markets of concentration are Finance, Defense & Intelligence, Insurance, Construction and Agriculture, but we’re ready to discuss your specific business needs, regardless of your industry.
Is it possible to upload a geographic data file, such as a GeoJSON file?
Yes, it’s possible. Geographic data files, such as GeoJSON, are fully supported and will allow users to compile areas they wish to search in one file, instead of doing each search manually.