Ecopia’s solution: the most comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date building footprints
Ecopia has generated hundreds of millions of building footprints across over 100 countries around the world. Example clients leveraging this data include the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Geoscape Australia (formerly PSMA), Land Information New Zealand, Ordnance Survey, the World Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Munich Re, and CoreLogic.
Ecopia has generated building footprints for the entirety of:
- Australia (16M Building Footprints)
- United States (173M Building Footprints)
- Sub-Saharan Africa (416M Building Footprints)
all with industry-leading specifications surrounding comprehensiveness, accuracy, and recency — specifications that have consistently been independently validated by our customers.
Specific to the United States, Ecopia created and continues to maintain the preeminent database of building footprints with specifications as follows:
To ensure the most comprehensive coverage, Ecopia first sourced the best commercially available high-resolution geospatial imagery across the contiguous United States (fresh <50cm aerial and satellite imagery). This imagery was then mined using Ecopia’s AI-based system to create an entirely proprietary database of every building footprints larger than 100 square feet — including all sheds, townhouses, barns, and other permanent structures. The resulting database currently contains over 173M building footprints across the United States.