Maxar’s strategic investment layers its best-in-class satellite imagery with Blackshark.ai’s semantic 3D geospatial platform to provide rapidly updated, comprehensive geospatial intelligence and 3D representation at global scale.
Maxar Technologies, provider of comprehensive space solutions and secure, precise, geospatial intelligence, strategically invested in Blackshark.ai, a leading provider of AI-powered geospatial analytics services. The partnership represents Maxar’s commitment to innovation within its 3D Earth Intelligence product portfolio.
The Blackshark.ai platform processes petabytes of satellite imagery in hours, and it detects and segments objects, roads, vegetation, and other infrastructure on the surface of the planet without human intervention. This semantic information is used to create a comprehensive 3D digital representation of the world.
Maxar + Blackshark = Precision, Speed and Scale
The strategic investment allows both companies to bring additional 3D capabilities to broader markets for more customers. Blackshark.ai will leverage Maxar’s global cloudless satellite imagery basemap, Vivid, to create a highly performant and photo-realistic 3D map for enterprise and government customers in industries such as gaming, metaverse, simulation and mixed reality environments. For example, this type of offering enables flight simulator customers to access immersive 3D with low latency and global scale.
Intended for customers who may not need the global accuracy of Maxar’s full Precision3D suite, this new joint product offering will be available through Maxar sales beginning in April, and we couldn’t be more excited to see our customers and partners use this amazing geospatial solution to disrupt many industries.
“We’re excited to partner with Blackshark.ai to extend our geospatial analytics offering and bring a AAA video-game quality 3D digital twin of our planet to market,” said Dan Nord, Maxar Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Earth Intelligence. “By integrating our industry leading Vivid basemap with Blackshark algorithms, we expand our customer set by complementing our high accuracy Precision3D portfolio with this lighter weight, visually stunning option.”