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News joins Esri Partner Network Startup Program to Create Synthetic Data using Industry-standard Geospatial Services and Content

By April 25, 2022August 24th, 2023No Comments

The company enables users to connect to authoritative GIS content from ArcGIS to build synthetic environments for AI training

BELLEVUE, Wash.April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —, the leading platform for physics-based synthetic data, today announced a partnership with Esri, the global leader in location intelligence.

Finding and acquiring unbiased data to train algorithmic learning systems is expensive and time-consuming and significantly inhibits effective use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. The Platform as a Service enables customers working on AI and ML Computer Vision (CV) applications to be able to supplement real sensor datasets with engineered data that can help reduce bias, improve training accuracy, and support innovation.

After successful projects in Earth Observations with customers such as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, intends to deepen the company’s capability and technology for synthetic satellite and aerial training data using simulation capability ranging from visible light imagery to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).

“Many ArcGIS users have access to reality capture content, such as aerial and satellite imagery but are limited by the expense and difficulty of obtaining AI training datasets,” said Chris Andrews, COO of “With the ability to combine ArcGIS services and’s capabilities, we have the opportunity to enable users to access inexpensive and easily configurable training data that can be used with Esri’s deep learning tools to help extract knowledge and information from the content that users already own and license.”

“We’re excited to work with to explore the exciting domain of synthetic data as an enabler of GeoAI,” said Beau Legeer, Esri’s Director of Remote Sensing and Imagery. “Esri has always been about achieving insight through data and analysis and Rendered’s capabilities enable our users to unlock knowledge from their Imagery content to enhance their GIS through easier access to training data that works with our deep learning toolkit and other GeoAI applications.”

Based on the partnership activity, is releasing a new synthetic data application, the “ Channel for ArcGIS” that can be explored by users who are interested in combining existing satellite imagery with 3D content to generate example training data. The channel will be available for demonstration at the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s annual GEOINT symposium, happening in Aurora, Colorado in April. The integration with ArcGIS will be featured in a tutorial session on Creating and Using Synthetic Data for Computer Vision Applications on Tuesday morning of the event.

“The diversity and complexity of Earth Observation applications makes it hard for users to acquire enough data to be able to train and validate AI for their specific applications,” said the CEO of, Nathan Kundtz, Ph.D. “The Esri partnership enables whole new groups of users who previously had poor or no access to training data to use standard GIS services and content to make it easier than ever to train AI based on physically accurate simulated content.”

About Esri
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, EuropeAfrica, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at and at GEOINT 2022 in booth #523.

About is a Platform as a Service for synthetic data generation that puts physically accurate sensor modeling and a closed-loop data engineering workflow in the hands of data scientists and innovators. Founded by physicist Nathan Kundtz, has created and powers the first-ever developer framework for synthetic data, turning simulation tools into synthetic data capabilities which includes scenario generation, 3D model libraries, asset management, compute management, annotation, metadata management and more. is a privately held company based in Bellevue, Washington. For more information on the company and to sign up for a free account, please visit: You can also visit at GEOINT 2022 in booth #835.


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