The success of Spatial Business Integration is anchored in expert knowledge and more than 20 years of experience in the fields of satellite remote sensing, geospatial technologies, plant sciences, water and agriculture. SBI has evolved today into a leading provider of satellite-based services for the agricultural sector, as well as the agro-chemical and financial industries.
SBI´s portfolio of information products is diversified in response to the needs of its customers. The company’s approach is highly innovative and reflects the megatrends, while respecting the requirements for a world with a sustainable future.
SBI relies on satellite imagery and evaluates the data to the benefit of its customers in the optical and radar ranges. This enables us to assess the yield prospects of a field, for instance, based on objective measurements taken from an orbit altitude of 700 km rather than on opinions. These observations are available day in day out, consistently and on a global scale. We can therefore reliably compare different parts of the world. Moreover, we can draw historical comparisons by accessing a time series of satellite images and other geospatial data collated in our database systems over a period going back 20 years. The application of data from climate models allows SBI to calculate future effects.
SBI’s R&D programme is geared to recognizing the mutually beneficial relationship which exists between ourselves and our customers and to translating shared knowledge into solutions, systems and applications. SBI’s cooperation with renowned research institutions, such as the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Agency (DLR), the Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) and the Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD), secures the consistently high quality of our products and services. This structure also ensures that we continue to develop technologies and methods which communicate with cutting-edge research, keeping us permanently one step ahead.
In addition, SBI’s extensively available, massively parallel computing system (up to 240 cores) and highly scalable geospatial databases (e.g. Oracle), along with a range of geospatial information in uniform formats, safeguard its unique position. These aspects and the quality of expertise, coupled with innovative business models, guarantee SBI’s sustainable success.