The observation of the world through satellite imagery has greatly improved in the last 20 years. Public domain imagery from organisations like NASA and ESA has become better, and the private sector is actively putting up satellites creating images which can be purchased and put into commercial applications. This is a global frontier of observation of the world, and it is particularly valuable in data-poor situations.
Working with satellite imagery requires a combination of high-performance computation and statistical thinking. The datasets are extremely large and require special effort in computer engineering and data science. In addition, traditional statistics knowledge needs to be adapted to fit this space.
In order to understand the possibilities of this world, and to get people going with hands-on capabilities in working with this data, Chennai Mathematical Institute and XKDR Forum will organise a two-day workshop. Kawa Space is the knowledge partner for this event, and Spacefed is the ecosystem partner.