Orbital Insight integrates ArcGIS with GO

Orbital Insight uses artificial intelligence (AI) and big data processing to provide analysts with geospatial-based insights. Orbital Insight’s GO platform synthesizes geospatial data from a wide variety of sources, from satellites to the Internet of Things, so that users can observe and react to changes along global supply chains.

View of Port of Long Beach, CA in Orbital Insight using Esri Basemaps
Orbital Insight's GO platform gives analysts dynamic and interconnected views of their supply chain, such as at ports like the Port of Long Beach in California. Using Esri basemaps, they can orient themselves to areas of interest (AOIs), such as check-in points for trucks and the piers where cranes are used to unload shipping containers.

Jens Tellefsen, Orbital Insight’s Senior Vice President of Product and Design introduced the company’s partnership with Esri at the 2021 GEOINT Symposium to much fanfare.

The most positive feedback came from Department of Defense and intelligence prospects, many of whom are avid ArcGIS users. Making the data integration more seamless saves them a lot of time.

Jens Tellefsen

Defense and intelligence organizations that are well versed in the use of geospatial technologies quickly recognized how integrating ArcGIS into GO creates an improved user experience. Orbital Insight’s retail analyst clients can orient themselves to any point in their supply chain. By seamlessly using both ArcGIS basemaps and the GO platform, they can better understand and predict their business’ needs.

We can bring geospatial intelligence to commercial institutions that haven't had access to it before.

Olivia Koski
A close view of a shipping dock at the Port of Long Beach.
Every year, more than 8 million shipping containers of goods, such as technology devices and gasoline, valued at $2 billion pass through the Port of Long Beach. Any delays can have a significant impact on the movement of goods in and out of the U.S.

Increasingly, businesses in real estate, financial services, mining, and consumer packaged goods are monitoring their supply chains with GO. Companies like Unilever, BP, and Shell can stay up to date with changes in land or sea usage, infrastructure readiness, and human activities. It is now easier than ever for analysts to track wait times at anchorage, turnaround times at berths, delays at truck checkpoints, fluctuations in container counts, and changes in worker traffic at pivotal supply chain nodes.

Orbital Insight GO analytics at the Port of Long Beach.
Analysts can monitor and quantify activity on potential delays and export these analytics from the GO platform to ArcGIS Online. They can then overlay Orbital Insight geospatial data to understand a variety of factors that may contribute to delays.

Esri and Orbital Insight are planning to grow this partnership in 2022, with Esri’s Geocoding and Entities SDKs scheduled for GO integration as early as Q2. The Orbital Insight Supply Chain Intelligence Supply Chain Intelligence customer success video demonstrates how Orbital Insight is using Esri tools to allow their commercial clients to monitor and quantify activity ports like the Port of Long Beach.

About the author

Richard was a senior product marketing manager at Esri, who worked on the native and web API and SDK team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from California State University, Chico, and a master’s degree in corporate communication from New York University.

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