New artificial intelligence tech to enhance digital model of Australia
Geoscape has partnered with award-winning artificial intelligence company, GeoX, to use machine vision and deep learning technology to enhance its 3D digital maps of Australia.
Geoscape CEO, Dean Capobianco, said the partnership with GeoX will advance what we know about what’s at every address across the country.
“By applying GeoX’s patented AI technology to the highest quality aerial imagery, we’ll significantly evolve our digital model of Australia,” Capobianco said.
Accurate digital models of Australia’s urban environments provide the foundation data for Digital Twin applications that better reflect the real-world. Up-to-date built environment data also:
- improves the assessment of risk for insurers
- allows architects to visualise new developments in the context of their surroundings
- helps noise modellers better understand what will be impacted by noise, and
- powers modelling of energy use patterns in commercial and residential buildings.
“Advanced information about the built environment, on a national scale, can drive efficiency, cost reduction, insight and revenue generation across many sectors of the economy, including insurance, property development, energy and telecommunications,” Capobianco said.
“Plus, the visualisations of the data are just plain impressive.”
Co-founder and CEO of GeoX, Izik Lavy, said Geoscape’s creation of the digital Australia is one of the most extensive and advanced projects in the world in terms of in-depth mapping of a country’s buildings.
“Our machine vision and deep learning technology opens a new generation of accuracy and richness of built environment data, providing a leap forward for Geoscape compared to the technologies used so far,” Lavy said.
“By leveraging our tech and Geoscape’s continuous data processing capability, every organisation in Australia could access reliable and advanced property data.”
Geoscape has mapped all buildings and land cover across Australia using satellite imagery. It now also accesses high resolution aerial imagery from Aerometrex’s image library.
“We’ll re-map more than 10 million buildings using GeoX’s AI tech, which will include most urban buildings in Australia. We’ll also recapture and enhance all remaining buildings across the country,” Capobianco said.
Enhancements to Geoscape’s digital Australia, enabled by the partnership with GeoX
- Annual updates of 3D data for urban areas
- Higher definition of complex building outlines
- Better spatial alignment of urban environment features with legal land parcel boundaries
- Improved positional accuracy of features represented in the data
- Greater accuracy of building heights
- More complete solar panel and swimming pool data
We’ll include data derived using GeoX’s AI technology in our Geoscape Buildings and Surface Cover products from October 2021. Geoscape data is accessible through APIs, a self-service portal and a network of expert partners.
GeoX is an award-winning technology company, founded in 2018, that uses proprietary artificial intelligence and patented technology to automate the extraction of 3D objects from aerial imagery.
Aerometrex is a leading aerial mapping business specialising in aerial photography, photogrammetry, LiDAR, 3D modelling and an aerial imagery subscription service, Metromap.
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