PSMA Australia and DigitalGlobe accelerate continent-scale mapping

DigitalGlobe and PSMA Australia will accelerate operations to map the entirety of the man-made environment across the Australian continent using DigitalGlobe’s ‘Geospatial Big Data platform’ (GBDX). A new follow-on contract has been awarded to DigitalGlobe to deploy the GBDX and realise PSMA Australia’s award winning Geoscape initiative. The GBDX will analyse satellite imagery and crowdsourced data to map and characterise the physical attributes of more than 15 million structures across Australia. DigitalGlobe delivered the first phase of the project in April when selected urban areas around Australia were first covered by the Geoscape approach. For the continent-scale initiative, GBDX will scale up the operations with deep learning algorithms used to create a massive amount of geospatial content and location information. Geoscape will host valuable location and structural information on buildings across Australia, including features such as building…


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