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Using Satellite Imagery to Generate Consistent Alpha

The old “count the cars in the mall parking lot to forecast retail sales” use case is no longer unique.

Anyone with some basic machine learning algorithms can now obtain satellite imagery and do the exact same thing.

“The technology isn’t where the real value lies today,” said Maneesh Sagar, CEO and Chairman of RS Metrics, “it’s in having business-savvy data science teams that can extract a broader set of insights from the imagery.”

We sat down with Mr. Sagar to discuss six interesting ways that his clients are using insights from satellite imagery data to generate alpha…