SkyWatch has formed a unique joint program with AgIntegrated to make Earth observation data more accessible to companies and developers.
This alliance means that AgIntegrated will become the premier collaborator of SkyWatch when it comes to agricultural-based integrations due to AGI’s many years and experience with agnostic API development for the precision ag industry and beyond.
Mike Santostefano of AGI, explained: “When we met with SkyWatch, we learned how similar our business models were and it just made sense to work together to help solve some of the many challenges that have plagued agriculture when it comes to getting imagery data.”
Currently, SkyWatch connects to ESA, NASA/USGS, Planet, SIIS, Space View, and 21AT, with new providers added soon. This data covers all resolutions needed for Ag from sub-meter to 10m and higher.
Graham Stickler, SkyWatch’s CMO, adds: “We’ve tried to stay agnostic in our approach of helping others connect to multiple providers in the simplest way possible. We also are not agriculture experts nor want to be. Talking with AGI, it was clear we should work together as they had robust experience and connections in the entire Ag industry.”
AgIntegrated will connect to SkyWatch’s EarthCache API through its Field Data Exchange, which already hosts multiple other Ag-related APIs such as MyJD, Climate Fieldview, AgLeader, Farmobile, AGCO, CNH, CLAAS, Stara, AgBridge, Raven, and Valley Irrigation.
Together, AGI and SkyWatch are working together to bring easier and cheaper access to satellite imagery to the Ag industry in a way that brings other added value to FMIS (Farm Management Information Systems) groups via AGI’s Data Exchange.