Impact Observatory

Empowering decision-makers to be planetary superheroes through AI powered planetary insight!

News:

  • "'Mapping the world with unmatched frequency" by IO's Mark Hannel.
  • "'Eyes of a machine': How to classify Planet Earth" a BBC article by Jonathan Amos.
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Our Mission

Impact Observatory brings AI-powered algorithms and on-demand data to sustainability and environmental risk analysis for governments, industries, and markets. Impact Observatory empowers decision-makers with the timely, actionable, science-based geospatial insights they need to succeed.

On demand data for sustainability planning at scale

Impact Observatory provides data to monitor the health and impact of agriculture, development, and resource extraction across a specific site, a regional watershed, or an entire country.

Monitoring land use change and its impact on the climate

Impact Observatory supports the protection and restoration of nature-based climate solutions through analysis that prioritizes the protection of carbon-rich landscapes and measures impacts of mitigation and adaptation actions.

Mapping for measurement of ecosystem health

Impact Observatory produces maps to track environmental trends and threats that enable monitoring and measurement of ecosystem health.

Our Products and Capabilities

Impact Observatory builds revolutionary AI-powered geospatial algorithms & on-demand data for your needs.

IO Land Use Land Cover map of Asia and Oceania.

Automated Annual Global Maps

AI-powered algorithms map the world at previously unobtainable scale and speed. Accurate, timely, global maps released openly for maximum impact.

IO Land Use Land Cover map of Melbourne.

Maps on Demand

Maps created for your specific needs. Sub-annual maps from created for any time period from late 2017 to current, for your areas of interest.

Aerial picture of trucks clearing out trees from a forrest. Deforestation

Change Monitoring

Accurate detection of land use changes over time at scale. Monitor natural and human impacts across any areas of interest.

Discover what we’ve worked on.

Our News

Stay up to date with all of our product news, latest media, and IO tech blog.

Using AI to Map a Better Future

Impact Observatory revolutionizes automated mapping speed and detail with Azure high-performance computing.

Our Team

Founded in 2020 and based in Washington, DC, Impact Observatory’s mission is to empower global decision-makers to be planetary superheroes, with the timely, actionable, science-based geospatial insights they need to succeed.

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Meet the Executive Team

Serial entrepreneurs committed to bringing the best geospatial tech to critical challenges facing governments and the green economy.

Find out more about our team.