Space for Earth is a first of its kind, easy-to-use tool that doesn’t require a
PhD in geospatial data science. The tailored insights produced by EY Space for
Earth help users to make better decisions ahead of time and drive better
outcomes for businesses.
and upcoming features of EY Space for Earth include:
mapping: helps companies improve their asset
management approaches and decisions and is critical for the successful
operations of many businesses.
detection: automatically identifies and
classifies assets or items of interest shown via satellite imagery.
detection: creates deeper and actionable
insights such as tracking encroachment of vegetation across vast rail networks.
anomalies: identifies water anomalies,
indicates leaks from burst pipes or tracks water pooling on roads and critical
management: classifies vegetation health,
tracks burn scars and identifies active fires to assist authorities in planning
and helping in managing emergent situations.
tasking: allows users to place orders on
demand, to obtain satellite imagery of their chosen area of interest and
•Working collaboratively, the water
authority, Swinburne University and EY teams developed a proof of concept (PoC)
using historical data, satellite images and computer vision approaches.
•EY teams explored an archive of 10m
spatial resolution images captured by the Sentinel-2 satellite over a 12-month
period looking for evidence of leaking pipes (or ‘water anomalies’).
•Several hundred water anomalies
were detected in the images and further investigations were conducted by the
water authority to validate if they were indeed related to known leaks.