Sterling Geo 100:1 Project

Sterling Geo needed to demonstrate the value of earth observation (EO) data by delivering between 1 and 100 applications in one year, to 1-100 public sector and government organizations, under a grant from the UK Space Agency.

The team needed to stand up as many applications as possible under a short deadline, without a pool of developers to create functionality. They chose FME to create APIs and rapidly deliver web services without writing code. They deployed FME Cloud, meeting the satellite data where it was housed, on AWS under Amazon’s Open Data Program.

So far, 20 apps have been built for over 150 government organizations. Prototyping was quick and inexpensive, with servers on the cloud only paid during demonstrations, and no infrastructure changes upon deployment into production. The apps have enabled users to understand first hand how EO monitoring can be fed into strategic planning cycles.

Sterling Geo is a geosolutions company that specializes in finding innovative approaches to engineering geography.

“Everyone has to monitor the world for change. But 9/10ths of the time nothing has changed, and the cost was the same for finding nothing. These apps can now monitor this with little or no capital investment.” -- Gavin Park, Sterling Geo