The world we live in is complex, full of nuances, and constantly evolving. To inform decision-making within this context, governments, enterprises, and humanitarian organizations must have access to high-precision digital information about the physical world. HD Vector Maps can provide this insight - offering a strong foundation to empower data-driven decision-making around the world.
Over the last nine years, Ecopia has built a global reputation as a leading AI-based mapping solution provider. Our advanced capability to generate HD Vector Maps from high-resolution geospatial imagery at-scale has been leveraged by our customers and partners around the world - we have mapped over 40 million square kilometers throughout over 100 countries. Herein we will discuss Ecopia’s unique capabilities for providing a truly universal and industry-leading global feature extraction solution, including some examples of how our AI-based mapping system can overcome a diverse range of terrain complexities present around the world.
Need for HD Vector Maps
HD Vector Maps foundational data to support applications such as:
- Insurance underwriting and risk management
- Transportation engineering
- Stormwater drainage assessments & taxation
- Broadband infrastructure planning & deployment
- Civil engineering and smart city initiatives
- Climate resilience and public infrastructure planning
To be relied upon for critical decision-making, these HD Vector maps must be accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive. While GIS professionals around the world are capable of generating high-quality maps, this process is often very manual - resulting in time and cost constraints that make the approach unfeasible at a large-scale. As image-capture technology continues to advance, an increasing amount of high-resolution imagery is being captured every day - resulting in the need for more efficient methods to extract structured information from this imagery (methods to generate HD Vector Maps).
Ecopia’s AI-based mapping system is capable of converting this increasing flood of high-resolution geospatial imagery into HD Vector Maps in a cost- and time-effective manner.
Partnering to Offer a Global Solution
In pursuit of our mission to create a digital twin of the earth, Ecopia has built a global partnership network that includes over 30 leading imagery providers around the world. Collaboration with Ecopia AI is a true win-win proposition for our partners - Ecopia offers partners the ability to leverage our AI-based mapping solutions, resulting in: increased capacity to take on more projects, enhanced ability to compete for larger projects, and access to new markets or applications not previously accessible. All this capability translates into more revenue per pixel.
Overcoming Local Challenges
Ecopia’s AI-based mapping system has a unique ability to account for the world’s diverse range of environments and terrains. This adaptable capability has been developed and refined over the course of a decade of international HD Vector Mapping experience. Below are a few examples of where Ecopia’s AI-based mapping system has been successfully deployed in unique environments.
Ecopia’s AI-based mapping system is capable of capturing the curvilinear structure unique to European cities, in addition to capturing the individual row houses that are prominent across the Continent (Figure 1).