Machine learning and AI for Maps

Machine learning and AI for Maps

Machine learning algorithms could be integrated into many technologies including Maps and the Geospatial Revolution. Not too long ago when Steve Coast in the UK in 2004 created Open Street Maps (OSM). Steve was inspired by the Wikipedia crowdsourcing where users can contribute by editing the information. OSM works in similar ways, contributors edit the map and add their neighbored or business. In 2017, there are over 2 million users from around the word editing map through satellite imagery provided by Bing.

 

Many tech companies including have joined the OSM community and started contributing to (OSM). However, the tech industry is always advancing faster then ever before and therefore, manual editing of maps that takes days to complete now takes minutes.  Tech companies have begun Deep Machine learning to fasten the process and recently shared some results on how one could use Artificial Intelligence to detect roads and buildings using satellite imagery. The advancements in Machine Learning and AI will enable us to quickly map entire countries that still doesn’t exist in the digital world and those places which are impacted by earthquakes, hurricanes or tsunami.