Slovenian Company Sinergise Won the Copernicus Masters Competition
The Slovenian company Sinergise won the international Copernicus Masters competition, which was held under the auspices of the European Space Agency. In total, more than 200 projects from around the world took part in the competition.
At the competition, the Sinergise Company presented the Sentinel Hub project, which reduces the time required for the display and use of satellite images from several hours to several seconds. The Director of the Earth observation programs of the European Space Agency (ESA) Josef Aschbacher presented the Copernicus Masters Reward in Madrid to the Sentinel Hub team leader Bojanu Šerneku.
Initially, the Company was engaged in the development of the Sentinel 2 satellite missions a part of the ESA program called Copernicus. The aim of the mission is to provide a weekly updated satellite imagery.
Sentinel Hub: Satellite Imagery on your Monitor
Sentinel Hub provides a possibility to quickly and efficiently archive, process and transmit satellite imagery. It can be displayed on the desktop and is available to users through a web service that can be easily integrated into the desktop, web and mobile applications. The time for the display and use of satellite images is thus reduced to a few seconds instead of several hours.
Slovenian developers were able to integrate the project into the public web applications without any problems with downloading, archiving and processing of large databases weighing several petabytes. This allows application developers to focus on creating applications for end users. Thus, Sentinel Hub extends the use of the Copernicus program’s results.
Sinergise is engaged in the development of geographic information systems (GIS) in the real estate and the agriculture spheres. The Company also participates in the cloud service of the Geopedia spatial navigation.