Soar.Earth is best known for bringing together every map, satellite and drone image that has ever existed, or will ever exist, and making them all available in one place. The platform provides a single hub for discovering, acquiring, and interacting with a massive repository of geo-referenced maps and imagery, on a fast-loading, user-friendly, web-based platform.
From satellite imagery, aerial imagery, remote sensing data, drone images, orthomosaics and community content, Soar.Earth provides it all, along with free access to satellite imagery from NASA’s Landsat-8 and ESA’s Sentinel-2. On Soar.Earth, you’ll find maps and images of events such as hurricanes, wildfires, melting of icecaps, and volcanic eruptions: information that’s invaluable to mankind and our planet.
Soar.Earth was founded in 2018 by Amir Farhand, an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of geospatial expertise.The concept for the Soar.Earth platform originated from the development of their mobile mapping app, Mappt which is an Android-based, offline field-mapping application, that retains over 30,000 active users, including commercial, not-for-profit, and educational organizations. Seeing the way users interact with Mappt and what they wanted from it, led to the development of Soar.Earth.
According to a report by Oracle, about 80% of all mapping content can be found only through direct channels which require a high degree of specialized knowledge to use. This made accessing map data often difficult, time-consuming, inexpensive, and inaccurate. Soar.Earth opened up map and aerial imagery data to the world, by creating a platform that’s free, easy to use, and requires no specialist software or training.
Soar.Earth is a first-of-its-kind product, building a scalable, collective, and accountable knowledge base. The platform is unique in allowing users to view a large, global atlas of uploaded maps and images, comment, like and share maps, and upload their own maps with no up-front costs. It not only saves the users from unnecessary cost, but also saves their precious time that goes in researching thousands of silos.
Soar.Earth offers a private atlas option, allowing the users to manage and share their personal maps and imagery without sharing them with the wider community. It also conforms to the often-strict licensing terms associated with Earth observation imagery and additional viewing software meeting the security and business requirements.
Soar.Earth’s future ambitions include humanitarian and education initiatives as well as expanding the platform and sourcing more content to achieve their mission of building the world’s largest digital atlas.