The WorldView Global Alliance User Conference 2018 is an invitation-only event bringing together Alliance partners and members of the geospatial community together for 2 days of learning, networking and business development.
Organized by European Space Imaging, DigitalGlobe and Space Imaging Middle East, from 11-13 December 2018, in Munich, Germany, the WVGA User Conference 2018 brings together like-minded experts from all sectors where geospatial technologies and remote sensing are applied to enhance learning, provide innovative ideas and create conversations. Held over two days, networking and fostering new relationships are a key part of the conference.
As a WVGA partner, Planetek Italia joins the event to meet partners and key players and to have a presentation titled "Geospatial Analytics from machine learning based change detection transform satellite data flows into Actionable Knowledge". In this presentation, Planetek will showcase an example of application over a new construction area in the Municipality of Bari, Italy. Thanks to the Rheticus® Earth monitoring platform and the Urban Dynamics application developed by Planetek, it will be demonstrated the geoanalitycs resulting from the satellite based “continuous” monitoring.
Counting on satellites that acquire images once a week means you can no longer download, save, and work on single datasets, and then spend time transforming them onto a map. The image itself is today a frame of a movie that we must observe in a dynamic way, to accurately visualise the phenomena taking place on our planet.
Machine learning based techniques help automate the processes for the detection of changes between very high resolution images collected in different times. This is fuel for geospatial analytics, which help detect varied patterns and trends in data, thus supporting evidence-based decision-making.
An example of geospatial analytics – AKA geoanalytics – is the trends in soil consumption, that is, the conversion of land with healthy soil into artificial areas such as roads, buildings, and urban settlements. Monitoring the impact of land use and soil degradation is important to prevent permanent consequences like soil degradation, threats to natural functions, landscape fragmentation, and various social and economic costs.
At the same time, the analytic control of changes in areas subject to urban expansion makes it possible to assess the progress of public works and to support the decision-making processes of the local authorities concerned.
To be easily understood, the analytics resulting from the processing of time series of satellite data must be accessible with web applications that simplify understanding and transform information into actionable knowledge. In our presentation, we will showcase the new Rheticus Urban Dynamics service, with an application over a new construction area in the Municipality of Bari, Italy. This example comes from the results of an urban changes analysis done with SERTIT within the Eugenius project.
Rheticus Urban Dynamics enables users to achieve insightful and purpose-built contents in the field of smart cities. It enables the periodic monitoring of transformations in urban areas, to verify their consistency with the urban transformation plans adopted. At the same time, it helps evaluate and certify the progress of the activities.
We have exploited the power of Hexagon Geospatial’s machine learning operators and Hexagon Smart M.Apps to build and deploy this brand new Rheticus service, which demonstrate the potential of geoanalitycs resulting from the satellite-based “continuous” monitoring.
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