The Vantage platform
Where Satellite video meets AI
VANTAGE is a cloud-based online environment where users can analyse videos acquired from Earth Observation satellites, and extract value for their own research and business purposes.
It offers an archive of videos acquired from satellites, including data from the Earth-i Vivid-X2 satellite that was launched in 2018, plus a wealth of still images from the Sentinel and Landsat satellites.
Alongside the data is a rich repository of tools to process these videos and extract value from them – including derivation of 3D models, detection of objects of interest in the videos (such as maritime vessels in a port), extraction of movement vectors, and building up cloud-free composite images.
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The value of Satellite Video
Capturing video from Earth Observation (EO) is one of the most exciting innovations to hit the remote sensing world in recent times. High-resolution, full-colour EO video is enabling fundamental and disruptive changes for the Geospatial Intelligence and Earth Observation industries.
EO Video provides several advantages over still imagery, for example:
• It enables faster and more accurate object recognition using AI and machine learning;
• It enables 3D models to be created to much higher precision than from a single stereo pair;
• It provides more contextual information to analysts and researchers, by capturing movement;
• It allows for more accurate change detection including detection of 3D changes over time;
• It provides the ability to mitigate patchy cloud and haze in a scene to derive a clear image.
Even richer use cases emerge when one combines EO video analytics with complementary geospatial information sources to generate information products for end users.
Vantage was delivered in partnership with
CGI provides services to the earth observation sector. CGI has a 40 year heritage of working with the space industry from the UK, Germany, Netherlands and Estonia.
We are achieving this by exploiting the innovation potential in the UK industrial and academic communities, by being a focal point where small and medium enterprises, large industry and end users can work together with researchers to challenge barriers, explore and develop new ideas, and bring these to commercial reality.