Satellite view of San Francisco USA

Nimbo: a unique look at the Earth

How our innovations make satellite data access easier than ever.

At last, satellite data made easy

Nimbo is a unique solution revolutionizing access to satellite data : for the first time, geospatial visualizations made available anywhere on Earth, in a continuous fashion, without clouds.


Nimbo’s cutting-edge artificial intelligence models applied to remote sensing bridge the gap between Earth observation’s amazing resources and public or private organizations’ strategic needs.


At last, the full potential of geospatial analytics is unlocked to support their initiatives towards climate resilience and environmental preservation.

The Mississipi Delta see from space in May 2022 compared with December 2022

The Earth Online platform to explore chronological images of the Earth


Earth Basemaps, for GIS professionals : seamless, cloud-free images of the planet, updated every month


Live Earth Analytics, using machine learning to extract geospatial analytics from satellite imagery


Use of time series analysis methods to fill the remaining gaps (cloud cover, persistence or absence of data)


Improved spatial resolution from 10m to 2.5m thanks to advanced super-resolution techniques


Improved contrasts using methods close to hdr to convert 16-bit images into vivid 8-bit images


Extensive monitoring of Earth surface

High-Resolution satellite images

Nimbo uses open access Earth images available from the European Union’s Copernicus Programme. The data is collected by the Sentinel satellites, a mission launched by the European Space Agency in 2014-2105 to monitor the environment. Nimbo specifically uses radar imaging (Sentinel-1) and high-resolution optical imagery (Sentinel-2).

Satellite view of south italy and sicilia

Cutting-edge artificial intelligence

Satellite images are fragmented and frequently blocked by clouds. We have developed innovative AI processes to reconstruct seamless, cloud-free maps from Sentinel imagery, one for every month since 2019, in 5 different color layers.

Beyond Nimbo, artificial intelligence is also key to achieving automated land recognition in record time. Kermap produces such exclusive information on land-use, crop cover, natural or urban spaces. Have a glimpse, for instance, at our 2020 map of dominant crops in Europe

Qeshm Island, Iran comparison rgb and infrared

Unique Earth maps

The first cloud-free satellite maps of the world’s whole landmass, updated every month, providing instant access to actionable information for professional use, anywhere on Earth.

Geospatial innovation

Exclusive deep-learning process to deliver cloudless images of the Earth every month and non-stop land analytics.

Data sovereignty

Nimbo is produced 100% in-house by French company Kermap using EU Copernicus satellite data, and hosted by trusted sovereign cloud solution providers.

Where Nimbo comes from

Breakthrough AI tech by Kermap

In order to produce the satellite maps available on Nimbo, the difficult part is to correctly detect clouds and shadows on Sentinel satellite images so as to produce monthly syntheses of the highest quality.

Another is to produce data that is the most homogenous possible to facilitate image processing up to a continental or global scale. Nimbo’s 8-bit basemaps have taken up the challenge, with vibrant and consistent images across the entire globe and in all types of landscape contexts.

Kermap’s team has achieved this by developing our own processing chains based on a probabilistic approach (neural networks). The model has delivered outstanding performance, bringing seamless, homogenous images of the Earth on to the Nimbo platform. And this is not the end of it, as we continue to tune its model to deliver ever clearer graphics and improved resolution, while providing new maps every month.

Expert, agile, reliable

As a French start-up with a few years of existence, we at Kermap are incredibly proud to bring out Nimbo. Both Earth observation platform and professional application, this solution embodies what has been our driving force since the beginning : facilitating access to spatial imagery for a non-specialist audience.

Nimbo is proof of how our artificial intelligence models applied to remote sensing can help businesses and local authorities meet their planning and environmental challenges. Expertise, innovation, reliability and agility: private and public actors can count on KERMAP’s core values and wide range of products and services to inform their decision-making and actions.

KERMAP was created in 2017 and is based in the tech-intensive area of Rennes, Brittany, where we operate with 20 staff and counting. Learn more on