Trading Insight from Big Data Satellites

Published on
October 20th, 2015
31 minutes

Interview with Dr. Thomas Hoenig, FDIC Vice-Chairman

Trading Insight from Big Data Satellites

The Interview ·
Featuring James Crawford

Published on: October 20th, 2015 • Duration: 31 minutes

James Crawford, Founder and CEO of Orbital Insight, speaks to Real Vision on a revolutionary new way to collect hard economic data - from the sky. By processing satellite and drone imagery, Crawford explains how market practitioners can have the latest information on the activity of resource industries, crop production, and even particular retail stores.


  • JF
    Jennifer F.
    9 November 2015 @ 02:01
    amazing minds to think of thinks like this.
  • MC
    Michael C.
    28 October 2015 @ 02:20
    Brilliant interview and a little bit scary.
  • SS
    Scuba S.
    27 October 2015 @ 23:29
    Effffing awesome! Look forward to further developments and absolutely have him back to keep us updated. I'm sure their work or a derivative of their work will be prevalent in the future.
  • GS
    Gordon S.
    27 October 2015 @ 17:03
    This is so fascinating! Thanks for the insight! As a statistician I can just think of so many useful applications with such a technology!
  • ww
    will w.
    26 October 2015 @ 16:11
    Fascinating! - I wonder WHOSE law prohibits "resolution better than ~20cm"? Quite sure that whatever legislators (or simple bureaucrats) decreed such restriction, were careful to exempt THEMSELVES!
  • CH
    Colin H.
    23 October 2015 @ 19:40
    Didn't mean for my previous comment to sound mean spirited btw. Its still interesting stuff.
  • CH
    Colin H.
    22 October 2015 @ 19:38
    Looks new to some, however, a friend of mine did this with neural networks and satellite maps to figure out land usage in the amazon rainforests (i.e. logging) in the 1970's.
  • TJ
    Todd J.
    22 October 2015 @ 17:40
    Great guest appearance. Interesting to know the type of informational advantages hedge funds can utilize. No longer just server proximity! Well done.
  • TJ
    Terry J.
    21 October 2015 @ 18:02
    Absolutely fascinating and another ground breaking revelation from Real Vision.
  • TW
    Thomas W.
    20 October 2015 @ 18:21
    Wow. Just ... wow. Incredible technology. Super smart guy. Great interview. And wouldn't it be sweet to get real information vs the bilge the government stat disinformation machine pumps out?
  • EL
    Elizabeth L.
    20 October 2015 @ 18:20
    Listened mesmerized by what was being revealed. Raoul so good to see you again.
  • NA
    Nick A.
    20 October 2015 @ 17:34
    The implications are enormous. I wish there was a way for the retail investor to access that kind of knowledge. Simply brilliant!
  • GC
    Gary C.
    20 October 2015 @ 16:47
    Sitting here @ breakfast, dropped jaw,(yes, did loose a few shredded wheat morcels) Watching the world shrink in size,but explode in knowledge. Another Real Vision first down!!!!!
  • NP
    Nickle P.
    20 October 2015 @ 16:33
    Absolutely fascinating subject on big satellite data and what to do with it. Exploring the brain of a tech genius was quite insightful.