Topolytics is one of three winners of the Earth Observation Challenge, sponsored by Maxar Technologies’ DigitalGlobe and the European Space Agency (ESA) Business Applications. The Earth Observation Challenge launched in April 2018, calling on developers, geoscientists, and innovative minds across Europe to submit tactical solutions using advanced geospatial technology for one of two challenges: Identifying water bodies or water changes and Change characterization in urban areas.

Topolytics used satellite data to monitor waste sites to add to the data that it already processes and analyses in its WasteMap and WasteTrack platforms.