Why Does Spexi Exist?

Every day, governments, businesses, and consumers depend on accurate aerial imagery to fuel our most crucial systems and applications, leading to more informed decisions about our physical world. Satellites, planes, and drones capture this imagery, driving a growing multi-billion-dollar aerial imagery market.

Currently, the best commercially available satellite imagery is being collected at resolutions of just 30cm per pixel, which is too low of a resolution for many applications and use cases. Planes and helicopters also collect aerial imagery, but capturing and producing it is challenging at a whopping $2M price tag per aircraft + camera system.

Consumer drones which cost as little as $500 are easy to fly, operate below the clouds, emit far less carbon, and can be flown frequently. They are also incredibly capable of capturing imagery at ten times the resolution of satellites and planes.

Yet, only 1% of Earth’s landmass has been imaged by drones. This is due to:

  • Lack of standards

  • No unifying platform

  • Expensive hardware

  • Complex regulations

That’s why we're building the Spexi Network – to enable organizations of all sizes to switch from legacy imagery sources to much higher detailed and more frequently updated drone-based data. It’s time Earth got an update, and the Spexi Network is the answer.

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