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Drilling Detection with Machine Learning Part 1: Getting to Know The Training Data

Intern Sasha Bylsma explains the first steps in teaching computers how to detect oil and gas well pads from satellite imagery.

This blog post is the first in a three-part series describing SkyTruth’s effort to automate the detection of oil and gas well pads around the world using machine learning. This tool will allow local communities, conservationists, researchers, policymakers, and journalists to see for themselves the growth of drilling in the areas they care about.