Astro Digital (www.astrodigital.com) is enabling big data analytics from space. The team (based in NASA's Moffett Field) monitor Earth from space through open data and their constellation of multi-spectral satellites, providing software for imagery analysis and distribution. It's all about faster monitoring of commercially active land use to model global change and analyze local activity.
Astro Digital was recently featured prominently in a print (and web) piece on "supersmart" nanosats in the prestigious New Scientist after an intro pitch via MaintainPR to science write Hal Hodson (London and SF).
Check out the piece here:
"Supersmart satellites reveal crops and fields like never before" -- New Scientist