Tom Keane: Azure Now Enables Geospatial Imagery-Based Cloud Computing Scenarios.
Software developer Tom Keane explains that Microsoft has been working to extend its Azure Space ecosystem since launching it. To further this goal, Microsoft is partnering with Airbus bringing their premium satellite imagery and elevation data to Azure Maps. This includes SPOT (1.5m resolution), Pléiades (50cm), Pléiades Neo (30cm) imagery.
Also, WorldDEM4Ortho elevation data has an accuracy of 4m at 24m resolution as Tom Keane informs. This data will enable users to create geospatial-based cloud computing scenarios in various industries, such as agriculture, defense, security, and urban planning. For example, Airbus imagery can monitor crop yields or detect changes in city infrastructure from large-scale construction projects.
In the defense and security sector, customers can use the imagery for monitoring military bases and analyzing terrain for tactical operations. Tom Keane explains that the Azure Maps platform also provides users access to AI-driven analytics tools that harness machine learning models to help decode this data efficiently. This lets users quickly identify patterns or anomalies in complex datasets across different timeframes.
Customers can now integrate their AI models into Azure Maps using its integration capabilities with Azure Cognitive Services. Integrating Airbus’s imagery and elevation data into Azure Maps will open up many new possibilities for customers. According to Tom Keane, it will allow them to monitor and analyze the locations they are interested in and provide the necessary tools to use their data.
For example, customers can now easily integrate their AI models with Azure Maps using Cognitive Services for more advanced analytics. Additionally, Tom Keane adds, customers can take advantage of the machine learning capabilities on Azure Maps to quickly identify patterns or changes in complex datasets across different timeframes.
Overall, this integration is an exciting step forward for Microsoft’s Azure Space ecosystem as it provides customers with access to powerful geospatial-based cloud computing scenarios that were previously unavailable. For Tom Keane, this new solution allows organizations to analyze their data and make more informed decisions easily.