A platform for geospatial science

The Descartes Labs Platform is the missing link in making satellite imagery useful. We collect data daily from public and commercial imagery providers, clean it, calibrate it, and store it in an easy-to-access file system, ready for scientific analysis.

Immediate, convenient, worldwide imagery access

Using our Python APIs, access any image of the Earth within seconds.

  • Input any area of interest

    Find all matching imagery within our archive. Filter results by:
    • Start and end date
    • Satellite constellation
    • Satellite spectral band
    • Cloud cover

  • Create a composite

    Generate a single composite image from your chosen range of imagery.

  • Retrieve a time stack of imagery

    View how your area of interest changes over time. We have the full historical archive for Landsat 5/7/8, MODIS, Sentinel 1/2/3.

  • Calculate NDVI or any other custom statistic

    In addition to providing the imagery, we’ll also run your calculations over each pixel within your area of interest.

A unique, expanding data archive

The Descartes Labs Platform provides one-stop access to an unparalleled repository of pre-processed historical and real-time satellite imagery.

Consistent georegistration

Standard projections

Top of atmosphere reflectance

Cloud masks

A hyper-scalable supercomputer in the cloud

Putting big data to work requires a platform that can ingest and process massive datasets. To tackle this problem, we built a supercomputer in the cloud.

When conducting analysis or machine learning, the Platform will scale cloud resources on demand. Data collected over decades can be processed in hours.

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