With the ever-growing need for remotely sensed imagery data in the agriculture sector, AgIntegrated Inc. (AGI) has collaborated with SkyWatch Space Applications Inc, a Canadian company, to share satellite imagery for precision agriculture.
Under the collaboration, AgIntegrated would offer customers access to the software platform SkyWatch EarthCache that offers access to multiple sources of satellite data.
“When we met with Skywatch we learned how similar our business models were and it just made sense to work together to help solve some of the many challenges that have plagued Agriculture when it comes to getting imagery data,” says Mike Santostefeno of AGI.
Currently, Skywatch connects to ESA, NASA/USGS, Planet and Space View with other providers coming online soon. This data covers all resolutions required for Ag from sub-meter to 10m and higher.
Notably, the Ag industry has struggled connecting with Satellite imagery providers owing to many factors, including price, access, and availability. Beyond that, getting this data and organizing it was a large issue. Other issues also revolve around how imagery is distributed and analyzed for the Ag industry itself. With this collaboration, both groups believe that they can help solve all of these problems.
AgIntegrated would connect to the SkyWatch’s EarthCache™ API through its Field Data Exchange which already hosts multiple other Ag related APIs such as:
- Climate Fieldview
- AGCO, CNH, CLAAS
- Stara, AgBridge
- Raven, Valley Irrigation
AGI’s plans are to create a robust Data Exchange marketplace for the many sectors of Agriculture. This partnership would bring easier access to Satellite Imagery to the Ag industry.