Descartes Labs is creating an incredible
living atlas of the world from huge datasets leveraging the power of
Google Cloud Platform and Tim Kelton, one
of the co-founders of Descartes Labs, is here to your cohosts
Francesc Campoy and
Mark Mandel all about it.
Tim is a co-founder of Descartes Labs focuses on building distributed systems
using cloud architecture to better see how the earth changes every day.
Prior to Descartes Labs, Tim was a Research and Development engineer for
15 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory working on problem areas such as
deep learning, space systems, nuclear non-proliferation, and counterterrorism.
In his free time, Tim enjoys mountain biking and skiing in the mountains
above Descartes in Santa Fe New Mexico.
Cool things of the week
Check the transcripts for every episode!
All Google Cloud Platform episodes on YouTube
gRPC Project is now 1.0 and ready for production deployments blog post
Descartes Labs home page
Advancing the science of corn forecasting Medium
Maglev: A Fast and Reliable Software Network Load Balancer Google Research
Preemptible VMs docs
Managed Instance Groups docs
Celery: Distributed Task Queue homepage
“Tatooine” then and now from space: 40th anniversary of filming of Star Wars Medium
Three maps of Humboldt, Iowa in July 2016.
Cloud free image in true color
We detect fields automatically, using machine learning. This is a map of all the fields in Humbolt.
Vegetative health (using NDVI)
Question of the week
What can you get for free on Google Cloud Platform?
App Engine pricing
28 free instance-hours per day
Cloud Datastore pricing
1 GB of storage
50k Entity Reads
20k Entity Writes
20k Entity Deletes
Vision API pricing
1k units/month (a unit correspond to a feature e.g. facial detection)
Loading, Copying, and Exporting data is always free
First TB of processed data in queries is free every month
First 250M Operations: $0.40/Million