Geoscape Aust partners with Israeli AI start-up GeoX

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

Geoscape Aust partners with Israeli AI start-up GeoX

Geoscape Australia, a government-owned geospatial data company, has partnered with Israeli artificial intelligence start-up GeoX to use machine vision and deep learning technology to enhance its 3D digital maps of Australia.

The CEO of Geoscape Australia, Dean Capobianco, said the partnership with GeoX will advance what we know about what’s at every address across the country.

“By applying GeoX’s patented AI technology to the highest quality aerial imagery, we will significantly evolve our digital model of Australia,” Capobianco said.

The company said more accurate digital models of Australia’s urban environment will enable the data-driven foundation of digital twin applications that better reflect the real world. The up-to-date data will also improve the assessment of risk for insurers, allow architects to visualise new developments in the context of their surroundings, help noise modellers better understand what will be impacted by noise and power modelling of energy use patterns in commercial and residential buildings.

“Advanced information about the built environment, on a national scale, can drive efficiency, cost reduction, insight and revenue generation across many sectors of the economy, including insurance, property development, energy and telecommunications,” Capobianco said.

The Co-founder and CEO of GeoX, Izik Lavy, said Geoscape’s creation of the digital Australia is one of the most extensive and advanced projects in the world in terms of in-depth mapping of a country’s buildings.

“Our machine vision and deep learning technology opens a new generation of accuracy and richness of built environment data, providing a leap forward for Geoscape compared to the technologies used so far,” Lavy said.

“By leveraging our tech and Geoscape’s continuous data processing capability, every organisation in Australia could access reliable and advanced property data.”

Geoscape has mapped all buildings and land cover across Australia using satellite imagery. It also accesses high resolution aerial imagery from Aerometrex’s image library.

“We’ll re-map more than 10 million buildings using GeoX’s AI tech, which will include most urban buildings in Australia. We’ll also recapture and enhance all remaining buildings across the country,” Capobianco said.

Image courtesy of Geoscape Australia.

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