We are proud to have participated in GeoIgnite2020, the first-ever virtual version of the Canadian national Geospatial event, to showcase Deploy Solutions’ strategic importance to the future of the Space sector.
Last July, during the two sessions held, our Founder and CEO Nick Kellett talked about the benefits and potential of space apps, the business problems and technical challenges they can solve and how organizations can leverage them to achieve commercial success.
Nick began his talk delineating the emerging trends in the space industry, more specifically in the satellite launch and Earth observation markets, and continued acknowledging the rising tide of space data, as well as the urgency to meet the needs of end-users by providing value added service, rather than just raw data.
Nick also discussed the emergence of space apps hackathons – events where participants form teams to collaboratively tackle various challenges by designing solutions using open source data.
Space Apps and the Software Factory Approach
With the scene set, Nick introduced the concept of “space apps“, software applications that use data from space to achieve business goals and objectives. He compared them to traditional software applications, emphasizing the need for data processing pipeline, report visualization and good supporting infrastructure elements.
Nick concluded his talk by talking about the various challenges with custom development and how Deploy Solutions is tackling these with its Space Apps Software Factory approach – designed to rapidly produce turn-key business applications using Earth Observation and other data sources to meet business needs and put space data in the hands of end-users.
Our unique and proven software factory approach can help satellite data providers, governments, GIS developers and ISVs unlocking the true potential of space data.
Want to learn more? Watch the full presentation below: