August 04, 2022 -- Toronto -- Today, Ecopia AI announced that it was selected to provide high-precision mapping data to the City of LA Bureau of Street Services - helping support the city’s climate-resilience initiatives including the optimization of stormwater medians throughout Los Angeles.
The City of Los Angeles will be leveraging Ecopia’s vector maps to obtain accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date information regarding the location of traffic medians, tree canopy, street-trees, bus pads, and highlighted speed bumps. Produced by leveraging Ecopia’s advanced AI-based mapping systems, this foundational data will help the City of LA Bureau of Street Services optimize the placement of stormwater outputs and vegetation within medians. Traditionally installed as a means to separate traffic directions, medians can also be repurposed for water conveyance and infiltration by incorporating vegetating and stormwater infrastructure. This introduces the opportunity to incorporate functional greenscapes throughout the city within existing street infrastructure - resulting in enhanced stormwater management and more visually appealing public space throughout the city.
“We’re excited to work with Ecopia AI on this important initiative”, said Kenneth Tang of the City of LA Bureau of Street Services. “Gaining access to mapping data greatly accelerates our efforts in optimizing medians and road infrastructure throughout the city - ultimately improving quality of life for all.”
“Ecopia strives to offer digital representation of the physical world for a variety of decision-making applications,” said Bill Singleton, VP of Sales at Ecopia. “It is very exciting to see how the City will be leveraging this data to enhance stormwater management and other sustainability-related initiatives.”
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About the City of LA Bureau of Street Services
The City of LA Bureau of Street Services performs a wide range of planning, construction, maintenance, and enforcement activities to maintain the City’s public works infrastructure and enhance the experience and quality of life of City residents, visitors, and stakeholders. The City of Bureau of Street Services strives to maintain a world class street network through integration, innovation, and inclusion.
About Ecopia AI
Ecopia is on a mission to create a digital twin of the Earth. We leverage artificial intelligence to convert high-resolution imagery into high-definition (HD) Vector Maps. These maps form a digital representation of reality and are embedded into decision-making applications, offering unique insight at scale. Ecopia’s HD Vector Maps are leveraged for hundreds of commercial and government applications across over 100 countries around the world.