Trading Insight from Big Data Satellites

Featuring James Crawford

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.

Published on
20 October, 2015
Topic
Fund Structure, Technology, Global Investment
Duration
31 minutes
Asset class
Commodities
Rating
9

Comments

  • JF

    Jennifer F.

    9 11 2015 02:01

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    amazing minds to think of thinks like this.

  • MC

    Michael C.

    28 10 2015 02:20

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    Brilliant interview and a little bit scary.

  • SS

    Scuba S.

    27 10 2015 23:29

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    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 10 2015 17:03

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    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 10 2015 16:11

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    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 10 2015 19:40

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    Didn't mean for my previous comment to sound mean spirited btw. Its still interesting stuff.

  • CH

    Colin H.

    22 10 2015 19:38

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    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 10 2015 17:40

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    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 10 2015 18:02

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    Absolutely fascinating and another ground breaking revelation from Real Vision.

  • TW

    Thomas W.

    20 10 2015 18:21

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    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 10 2015 18:20

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    Listened mesmerized by what was being revealed. Raoul so good to see you again.

  • NA

    Nick A.

    20 10 2015 17:34

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    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 10 2015 16:47

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    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 10 2015 16:33

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    Absolutely fascinating subject on big satellite data and what to do with it. Exploring the brain of a tech genius was quite insightful.