We improve the tools that improve the planet.

Development Seed is an engineering and product company that is accelerating the application of earth data to our biggest global challenges. We leverage massive earth data, cloud computing, geospatial AI, and thoughtful product development to 10x your data scientists and empower your decisionmakers with a clear view of a rapidly changing planet.

In numbers

  • 80+Projects

    We specialize in working with Earth data. To maximize and unlock the power of massive Earth and map data, we pay special attention to how data is distributed, analyzed, and used, and focus on the following to bridge the gap between potential and actual value of data.
  • 17+Years of experience

    With almost 20 years of experience, we’ve developed agile processes that invite innovation, while delivering what our partners need to be effective and impactful.
  • 40+People

    We pair talented and passionate developers and designers with problems that are interesting and impactful. Our great team allows us to attract interesting and rewarding projects.
  • 30+Partners

    Our partners work with us to make impactful decisions, smarter investments, and plan a better future for our planet. We design our business model to serve our partners, not ourselves. We don’t try to sell a car when a bicycle will do. Our partners own their code and that code has been created with long-term success and sustainability in mind.
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We address the world's biggest challenges with open data and technology.

What we do

We seek a deep understanding of problems that affect millions of people so we can explore creative, new approaches to help solve them. Whether big or small, our projects are always impactful.

Impactful data

Our mission is to ensure that every decision that could positively affect Earth is made with the best data available, Earth data.

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Understanding our planet

We believe that innovate analytics using Earth data can unlock huge positive outcomes for the planet.

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We work with open source technology to make our tools more broadly accessible.

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What we stand for

What makes us different makes us stronger. We empower each other to bring unique perspectives and experiences to work, and we continuously seek new ways to do so.


  • Transparency and Access.

    We promote open-source tools and data. We're committed to ensuring the best data and tools on the planet are available to everyone.
  • Innovation.

    We're inspired to push the envelope and solve problems in unique and unusual ways.
  • Impact.

    Leave it better than you found it. We strive to improve the space we work in.
  • Passion.

    We're curious about how things work and are unafraid to ask hard questions. We energize, challenge, and promote our partners' and each other's ideas.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

    We seek diversity, equity, and inclusion in the ideas, people, and spaces we engage.
  • Collaboration.

    We support, contribute to, and actively engage the various communities that touch our work. Exclusivity and competition aren't our culture.

An international team making a difference

Inspired by our mission and excited to join our team? Check out our open positions!