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Will Artificial Intelligence Die Another Silent Death?

Artificial intelligence (AI) was first presented as a potential solution for object recognition some 50 years ago, but died a silent death along its winding road, writes Mathias Lemmens in his latest column. Now, big geodata is driving the need for automated mapping and reviving the interest in AI. But will the optimistic promises of deep learning come true this time? Never before in history have humans generated such gigantic volumes of geodata as we do today. The production of images and point... (read more)
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The Democratization of Lidar Data

The geospatial technology of Lidar is still relatively unknown to many members of the general public, but it looks as if this is about to change, according to Wim van Wegen in his latest column. The automotive industry is making rapid advancements in the use of Lidar to support autonomous driving, for instance, so the term ‘Lidar’ may soon become as familiar as... (read more)

Following the Curves of Road Design with Aerial Lidar

They say accuracy isn’t important for horseshoes and hand grenades – getting close is good enough, writes Brian Stevens. But if you are charged with improving the safety of the nation’s transportation system, accurate road curves, grade and width measurements are absolutely critical. All too often, transportation agencies don’t have the data to help... (read more)

A Decade of Geospatial Advancements

As the 25th edition of Intergeo rapidly approaches, Wim van Wegen reflects on his own anniversary: a decade in the geospatial business and attendance at ten consecutive Intergeo events. Huge advancements in 3D mobile laser scanning, unmanned aerial vehicles and total stations are just some examples of the innovative nature of our industry. So what will the future bring? Th... (read more)

Classifying Urban Poor Areas with Satellite Imagery

Hannes Taubenböck and his team at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are using very high-resolution (VHR) satellite imagery, supplied by European Space Imaging, combined with auxiliary surveys to develop a base model classification system for the shape and structure of urban poor areas around the world. Slum, favela, tenement… whatever term you use, nearly every... (read more)

Multisensor-based Tree Crown Map of Warsaw

Millions of trees in an area spanning over 500 square kilometres are being monitored in an unprecedented mapping project of the urban green environment in Warsaw, the capital city of Poland. The project, which is based on a unique multisensor photogrammetric platform, will result in the Tree Crown Map: an advanced map of individual trees, including recognition of nearly 50... (read more)
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