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Understanding and predicting urban heat islands at Gramener using Amazon SageMaker geospatial capabilities

This is a guest post co-authored by Shravan Kumar and Avirat S from Gramener. Gramener, a Straive company, contributes to sustainable development by focusing on agriculture, forestry, water management, and renewable energy. By providing authorities with the tools and insights they need to make informed decisions about environmental and social impact, Gramener is playing a […]

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How is limiting risks of disease spillover from animals to humans using Amazon SageMaker geospatial capabilities

This is a guest post co-authored by Ajay K Gupta, Jean Felipe Teotonio and Paul A Churchyard from is a geospatial health risk analytics firm whose vision is that global health challenges are solvable through human ingenuity and the focused and accurate application of data analytics. In this post, we present one approach […]

Use mobility data to derive insights using Amazon SageMaker geospatial capabilities

Geospatial data is data about specific locations on the earth’s surface. It can represent a geographical area as a whole or it can represent an event associated with a geographical area. Analysis of geospatial data is sought after in a few industries. It involves understanding where the data exists from a spatial perspective and why […]

Figure 1 – Transmittance characteristics of methane in the SWIR spectrum and coverage of Sentinel-2 multi-spectral missions

Detection and high-frequency monitoring of methane emission point sources using Amazon SageMaker geospatial capabilities

Methane (CH4) is a major anthropogenic greenhouse gas that‘s a by-product of oil and gas extraction, coal mining, large-scale animal farming, and waste disposal, among other sources. The global warming potential of CH4 is 86 times that of CO2 and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that methane is responsible for 30 percent of observed […]

Build a crop segmentation machine learning model with Planet data and Amazon SageMaker geospatial capabilities

In this analysis, we use a K-nearest neighbors (KNN) model to conduct crop segmentation, and we compare these results with ground truth imagery on an agricultural region. Our results reveal that the classification from the KNN model is more accurately representative of the state of the current crop field in 2017 than the ground truth classification data from 2015. These results are a testament to the power of Planet’s high-cadence geospatial imagery. Agricultural fields change often, sometimes multiple times a season, and having high-frequency satellite imagery available to observe and analyze this land can provide immense value to our understanding of agricultural land and quickly-changing environments.

Designing resilient cities at Arup using Amazon SageMaker geospatial capabilities

This post is co-authored with Richard Alexander and Mark Hallows from Arup. Arup is a global collective of designers, consultants, and experts dedicated to sustainable development. Data underpins Arup consultancy for clients with world-class collection and analysis providing insight to make an impact. The solution presented here is to direct decision-making processes for resilient city […]

Analyze rodent infestation using Amazon SageMaker geospatial capabilities

Rodents such as rats and mice are associated with a number of health risks and are known to spread more than 35 diseases. Identifying regions of high rodent activity can help local authorities and pest control organizations plan for interventions effectively and exterminate the rodents. In this post, we show how to monitor and visualize […]

Remote monitoring of raw material supply chains for sustainability with Amazon SageMaker geospatial capabilities

Deforestation is a major concern in many tropical geographies where local rainforests are at severe risk of destruction. About 17% of the Amazon rainforest has been destroyed over the past 50 years, and some tropical ecosystems are approaching a tipping point beyond which recovery is unlikely. A key driver for deforestation is raw material extraction […]

Monitoring Lake Mead drought using the new Amazon SageMaker geospatial capabilities

Earth’s changing climate poses an increased risk of drought due to global warming. Since 1880, the global temperature has increased 1.01 °C. Since 1993, sea levels have risen 102.5 millimeters. Since 2002, the land ice sheets in Antarctica have been losing mass at a rate of 151.0 billion metric tons per year. In 2022, the […]

Damage assessment using Amazon SageMaker geospatial capabilities and custom SageMaker models

In this post, we show how to train, deploy, and predict natural disaster damage with Amazon SageMaker with geospatial capabilities. We use the new SageMaker geospatial capabilities to generate new inference data to test the model. Many government and humanitarian organizations need quick and accurate situational awareness when a disaster strikes. Knowing the severity, cause, […]