Soar is a decentralised global super-map of the world built on blockchain technology. The super-map will include access to daily satellite imagery feeds, high-resolution aerial sensors and drone content collected by the greater community. All connected using blockchain technology to connect and share dynamic mapping data.
Currently, over 80% of imagery captured by satellites, planes and drones is used only once. Soar will allow providers of under-utilised mapping content to monetise it at a global scale and unlock its true value. In accessing this vast repository of this content, Soar will create the world’s first global super-map by aggregating content from thousands of drone operators, aerial cameras and satellite images on the blockchain.
In August 2018, a significant milestone was achieved by placing imagery from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel satellites onto the Soar platform. Through Soar’s innovative approach, users now have the ability to view and purchase near real-time mapping content at various resolutions, globally.
By mid-2019, Soar plans to launch the world’s first mapping ‘app store’. The mapping app store will use AI and image processing technologies to enable additional end-user applications. Soar's partnership with industry leaders Alibaba Cloud goes further, by providing cloud-based image processing services. This means users can buy their desired imagery, have it processed to their specifications in the cloud, and then delivered to them directly; saving consumers both time and money.