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May 1, 2024

Satellogic Releases Open Dataset for AI Model Training

Six Million High-Resolution Images from Satellogic’s Collection to Help Support Foundation Models for Earth Observation

New York, NY – May 1st, 2024 Satellogic Inc. (NASDAQ: SATL), a leader in sub-meter resolution Earth Observation (“EO”) data collection, today announced the release of a large open dataset of high-resolution imagery, curated from the company’s archive, to support the training of foundation models.

The dataset contains around 3 million Satellogic images of unique locations — 6 million images, including location revisits — from around the world. Each image is 384 by 384 pixels, totaling 900 Gigapixels spanning different land-use types, objects, geographies, and seasons. The full dataset can be accessed on Hugging Face.

“Following a stream of recent publications, with the release of this large dataset we aim to accelerate the development of foundational models in the field of EO,” said Javier Marin, Applied AI Director at Satellogic. “Instead of relying on analysts to manually select and process satellite images, we will soon start interacting with large Earth Observation AI models with access to high-resolution, real-time imagery of our planet to derive those insights.”

Satellogic data is released under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license, allowing for commercial use of the data with attribution.

A paper presenting the dataset will be published along with the release of a baseline foundation model, a masked autoencoder (scalable self-supervised learners for computer vision), built on top of it. The paper describes how the dataset is built, the model architecture and experimental setup. This work is the result of Satellogic’s collaboration with an exceptional team of researchers led by Alexandre Lacoste at ServiceNow under Yoshua Bengio’s guidance.

For additional information and imagery please see the blog post Satellogic open-source release: A large dataset of high-resolution imagery for AI model training published on the Satellogic website.

About Satellogic

Founded in 2010 by Emiliano Kargieman and Gerardo Richarte, Satellogic (NASDAQ: SATL) is the first vertically integrated geospatial company, driving real outcomes with planetary-scale insights. Satellogic is creating and continuously enhancing the first scalable, fully automated EO platform with the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution, providing accessible and affordable solutions for customers.

Satellogic’s mission is to democratize access to geospatial data through its information platform of high-resolution images to help solve the world’s most pressing problems including climate change, energy supply, and food security. Using its patented Earth imaging technology, Satellogic unlocks the power of EO to deliver high-quality, planetary insights at the lowest cost in the industry.

With more than a decade of experience in space, Satellogic has proven technology and a strong track record of delivering satellites to orbit and high-resolution data to customers at the right price point.

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