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UP42 adds Catalyst Analytics to its geospatial marketplace

Press Release 18 Mar 2021 - 14:36 SAST

UP42 adds Catalyst Analytics to its geospatial marketplace

Press Release 18 Mar 2021 - 14:36 SAST

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UP42 now offers automated geospatial processing analytics from Catalyst on its marketplace and developer platform. The offering includes the Catalyst InSAR processing block, which measures millimetre-scale ground deformation from time series synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite datasets.

Catalyst is a new brand from PCI Geomatics, the Canadian remote sensing and geospatial software developer. The Insights suite packages algorithms and analytics tools into integrated, customisable processes for geospatial professionals and non-technical users alike, to extract information from image data and present the results.

The InSAR processing block detects subtle terrain changes known as ground deformation. This has a range of applications related to monitoring critical infrastructure, tracking subsurface water levels, and predicting geohazards.

The UP42 platform offers many Earth observation datasets and advanced processing algorithms – along with cloud computing power – to create custom geospatial solutions. Users purchase the data needed to cover their area of interest and then use off-the-shelf processing capabilities to analyse the datasets without investment in their own computing infrastructure.

UP42 users will be able to apply the CATALYST InSAR analytics to Sentinel-1 satellite data available on the platform, as well as other SAR datasets in the future.