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Consilium partners with DigitalGlobe on GBDX

Sebastien Wong 13 Nov 2017 2 minute read
Consilium partners with DigitalGlobe on GBDX

Adelaide (13 November, 2017) – In an Australian first, Consilium Technology Pty Ltd (Consilium), a Machine Intelligence business, announced today that it has partnered with DigitalGlobe, the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, to leverage DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data platform (GBDX). Consilium, headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, will couple its machine learning technology with GBDX, a powerful, cloud-based platform with access to DigitalGlobe’s 100 petabyte, high-resolution satellite imagery library.

Incorporated in 2010, Consilium has built upon its strong foundation within Defence and has since diversified into the manufacturing, mining, energy, and agriculture industries.  Coupling machine learning with GBDX provides Consilium with a capability that will lead to solutions for commercial customers that was previously only available to Defence.

GBDX allows users to quickly and automatically extract knowledge from the highest resolution commercial satellite imagery available to provide insight and situation awareness, enabling them to make business decisions confidently.

Dr Sebastien Wong (Director of Machine Learning, Consilium): “The key to a successful machine learning project is access to abundant high-quality data.  With GBDX we have just that, access to huge quantities of multi-spectral, high-resolution imagery of the entire globe.  With the very high-resolution images from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 and WorldView-4 satellites, we open up a whole host of potential new business applications.  Coupled with the automation provided by machine learning, this will create a disruptive force in several traditional industries.

Joseph Sclauzero (Data Scientist, Consilium):

“The GBDX platform is built on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud infrastructure.  Our machine learning algorithms are containerised using Docker and then plugged into GBDX, where they are applied to DigitalGlobe’s imagery.  This has the combined benefits of reliability, scalability, and security of the intellectual property of our algorithms.”

Seth Thuraisingham (CEO, Consilium):

“The unique partnership of Consilium and DigitalGlobe, combined with the comparative advantage of Consilium’s involvement in South Australia’s Defence, mining, energy and agriculture industries, places Consilium in a unique position to deliver globally competitive solutions.”

Peter Kinne (Regional Director, DigitalGlobe):

“We’re excited for Consilium to become DigitalGlobe’s first Australian partner to use GBDX to develop solutions that will lead to producing business insights for their commercial customers. We look forward to seeing the unique solutions Consilium will provide by combining their machine learning capabilities and domain expertise in the defence, mining, energy and agriculture industries with the computational power of GBDX and high-resolution satellite imagery.”

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