Press release

Orbital Insight Launches GO Platform to Give Customers the Power to Monitor the World’s Economic Activity

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Orbital Insight announced today the launch of its commercial geospatial
analytics product, GO, to empower customers to monitor change anywhere
on Earth. The multi-source intelligence platform ingests and
contextualizes millions of data points from satellite imagery, SAR
sensors, geolocation data from nearly 800 million connected devices, and
other sensors to provide observations based on the user’s criteria.
Financial institutions, corporates, NGOs and governments can leverage
GO’s proprietary computer vision and data science algorithms to monitor
activity in their areas of interest – from oil supply in OPEC to foot
traffic at U.S. retail outlets to deforestation in the Amazon – all in
near real-time. GO, a SaaS tool that runs in the cloud and is integrated
with various geospatial data providers, allows customers to gain
objective, transparent and timely analytics on a global scale and on a
daily basis.

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Customers can leverage Orbital Insight’s curated “data feeds” on the
first day of their subscription, delivering normalized information on a
daily cadence across key sectors – these feeds include:

  • GO Energy, which provides the only daily, comprehensive and
    objective estimates of global and regional crude oil inventories
  • GO Consumer, which monitors foot traffic data covering 300,000
    retail locations as well as mall analytics across 3,300 key U.S.
    shopping centers
  • GO Refineries, which tracks daily refinery activity to identify
    the start and end of plant maintenance in order to gain critical
    supply data 2-3 days faster than any market alternative

For customers with more specific investment theses and questions, GO
allows the user to create their own data feed by specifying
what they want to count and measure, where, and over any period of time.
Orbital Insight will continue expanding its offering of curated data
feeds to the GO platform over the coming weeks and months. Those in
development include feeds monitoring auto manufacturing, mining, and
real estate.

“GO puts the power of Orbital Insight’s intelligence and data platform
into customers’ hands – giving investors, corporates, governments and
other organizations the ability to monitor a huge range of economic
events across the globe as they happen,” said Dr. James Crawford, Chief
Executive Officer at Orbital Insight. “GO pulls enormous quantities of
data from multiple types of sensors from all over the world, applies
Orbital Insight’s proprietary computer vision and data science
algorithms, and delivers observable, actionable insights to customers to
help them make better business and policy decisions.”

Customers can use GO, for example, to monitor workforce trends at
Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California. GO’s foot traffic counts at the
factory are highly correlated to publicly announced auto production
numbers, and the data is available to users ahead of the market and with
the ability to be directly placed into a financial model.

Customers interested in U.S. fracking activity can use GO to track
activity at any and every frack pad in the U.S. with the ability to zero
in on a particular basin or region of interest. GO monitors foot and
vehicle traffic at frack sites to determine stages of drill prep,
ongoing activity and completion as a reliable indicator of production.

GO can also offer insights in response to major natural disasters like
hurricanes. By simply selecting an area of interest in a hurricane’s
path in GO, customers can monitor vehicle and geolocation traffic to any
major retail outlet during storm prep, the storm itself and the recovery
period in order to derive immediate insights into the performance of a
retail brand like Home Depot or Walmart before the release of publicly
reported earnings figures.

To learn more and trial Orbital Insight GO, please visit

About Orbital Insight

Orbital Insight leverages machine learning and computer vision to
analyze petabytes of multi-source data, including satellite and
synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery, geolocation intelligence, and
vessel traffic (AIS) data, to understand what is happening on and to the
Earth. By monitoring the world’s geopolitical and economic activities
with unprecedented timeliness, Orbital Insight provides its
customers—securities analysts, energy traders, NGO analysts and analysts
in federal defense, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies—with
unbiased and normalized datasets, empowering them to make better
business and policy decisions.