January 10, 2023 -- Toronto -- Today, Ecopia AI (Ecopia) is pleased to announce the company was selected by the City of Jacksonville to be the sole-source mapping provider of all pervious and impervious surfaces in Duval County, Florida. The resulting map includes detailed land cover data for 363,272 parcels and will be used to improve stormwater planning and analysis.
As a coastal community, the City of Jacksonville requires highly detailed information on how stormwater will interact with infrastructure and the environment. To effectively understand and plan for stormwater events, the Public Works Department relies on geospatial data to power mapping and analytics. But like many large jurisdictions, the City of Jacksonville was looking to increase stormwater mapping efficiency by developing a cost-effective and more automated approach.
The City of Jacksonville compared multiple geospatial data providers, ultimately discovering that Ecopia’s price per parcel of detailed land cover data was 84% lower than other vendors. Additionally, Ecopia was able to produce and deliver the data more efficiently than other providers - in just four weeks - enabling Jacksonville to start deriving value more quickly. Ecopia’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based mapping systems extracted vectors from the City’s aerial imagery with GIS professional-level detail, meaning the Public Works Department can be confident in resulting maps and analysis.
The dataset purchased by the City of Jacksonville includes the following impervious and pervious classifications:
“Ecopia was the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date source of land cover data we found for Duval County, not to mention a fraction of the cost of other datasets. With this data informing our stormwater mapping workflows, the City of Jacksonville will ensure stormwater utility fee billing is as accurate and efficiently calculated as possible for 2023 and beyond,” said Steve Long, Director of Public Works for the City of Jacksonville.
“It’s great to see the City of Jacksonville’s cutting-edge innovations in stormwater mapping, and Ecopia is proud to support them as they optimize stormwater utility fee billing and climate resilience for their community,” added Brandon Palin, Senior Director of Public Sector and International Development at Ecopia.
About the City of Jacksonville
The City of Jacksonville is the largest city by land mass in the contiguous United States, serving approximately 900,000 residents. Located in Duval County, City of Jacksonville leadership includes the mayor and a 19-member City Council. To learn more about the City of Jacksonville, visit COJ.net
About Ecopia AI
Ecopia is on a mission to create a digital twin of the Earth. We leverage artificial intelligence to convert high-resolution imagery into high-definition (HD) vector maps. These maps form a digital representation of reality and are embedded into decision-making applications, offering unique insight at scale. Ecopia’s HD vector maps are leveraged for hundreds of commercial and government applications across over 100 countries around the world.
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