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Fixing maps with computer vision – Jan Erik Solem, Mapillary

Jan Erik Solem, Co-Founder and CEO, Mapillary

The world in itself is changing rapidly — streets are undergoing massive changes as a direct result of urbanization. This means that the pressure on geospatial tools to keep up has increased. Collecting geospatial data manually doesn’t allow for the speed that is now needed, considering how fast cities and streets change.

Mapillary allows anyone to capture map data at scale and have it automatically analyzed with artificial intelligence. Using simple tools like mobile phones or action cameras, anyone can capture images of the streets they need to access map data from, before having the imagery automatically analyzed with computer vision. This allows GIS professionals with quicker access to data, slashing costs significantly.

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