ESA title

Fully Automating Data Pipeline

  • ACTIVITYDemonstration Project
  • STATUSCompleted
  • THEMATIC AREAInfrastructure & Smart Cities, Transport & Logistics, Energy, Education & Training, Food & Agriculture, Finance, Investment & Insurance, Environment, Wildlife and Natural Resources

Objectives of the service

The objective of this project is to develop a fully automated data pipeline, through which IMG ai Ltd will provide customers and users with a genuinely game changing opportunity to access actionable business intelligence that is available in days and weeks not months and years, which can be renewed in either 3, 6 or 12-month cycles, and represents savings in both time and expenditure of up to 30% compared to current survey methods. Further, customers will benefit from IMGeospatial and our technical development philosophy that facilitates a modular, bespoke approach, providing solutions to each individual company’s needs and wants every step of the way from initial request to delivery of data, automatically

Service/ system concept

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Space Added Value


The UK saw the 3rd driest May-July period on record since 1910. UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Conversely, climate change and population growth have increased global exposure to water shortage. While the media typically covers more extreme drought events in the developing world, IMGeospatial has seen the water scarcity threat hit closer to home — in the UK, water utilities and the government bodies that regulate them, have ramped up their efforts to reduce water loss, by addressing active leakages in the system and unauthorised use by the public. However, inaccessible private lands and vast rural areas make it difficult to locate where these losses occur in a timely and efficient manner.

IMGeospatial is helping Anglian Water take the guesswork out of this process. Using various sources of publicly-available and remote-sensed data, we’re empowering leakage analysts to identify and investigate water loss in the District Metered Areas they cover, and have provided them with a work order system that will increase the efficiency of field officers to access and address those issues

Current Status

Having passed through the feasibility and proof of concept phase, the project moved onto the pilot phase in which we fully tested our automated data pipeline and data delivery module with our aligned partners, across various roles within their organisations and in real time.


We significantly learnt from the pilots which largely centred around unforeseen integration requirements, specifically when working with our partners technology and varying security protocols. Overwhelmingly, the pilots were a success both when measured anecdotally and against our pre-defined KPIs.


We now move forward to further refine and embed our service offering within our customers organisations. We will turn to a subscription model as we look to support our customers ongoingly to deliver automated business intelligence helping them to digest, distil and disseminate data in a way which drives efficiencies and productivity for their businesses.




Status Date

Updated: 11 February 2020