Geospatial Intelligence Leader BlackSky Using Finch for Text® for Real-Time Geographic Entity Knowledge

Reston, VA – Finch Computing today announced that leading real-time, satellite-based geospatial intelligence provider BlackSky using its Finch for Text® solution, specifically its real-time geographic entity extraction and disambiguation capabilities.

“BlackSky supports real-time decision making with critical intelligence from satellites,” Finch Computing Chief Technology Officer Scott Lightner said. “Now, Finch for Text® will be able to support that delivery of intelligence with high-quality, high-speed information about geographic entities, derived from our years of supporting geospatial customers in the intelligence and defense sectors. We’re thrilled about this new partnership.”

Finch for Text® is natural language processing software that leverages a proprietary approach to entity understanding. With a massive knowledgebase of more than 30 million geographic places, and rich metadata about those places, including latitude and longitude coordinates, Finch for Text® is able to instantly identify geographic points of interest from amid massive streams of real-time data.

This partnership involves BlackSky using Finch for Text® on its stream of real-time satellite data in order to correctly identify and disambiguate geographic places of interest – which can include specific locations on a map, natural landmarks, national parks, significant buildings, specific street addresses and more.

To learn more about Finch Computing, including about Finch for Text® and the company’s robust geographic entity knowledge, please visit



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