July 27, 2022 -- Toronto -- Ecopia AI ("Ecopia") is pleased to announce that it has expanded its relationship with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) to deliver high-precision mapping data across the 7 county region of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties in Michigan.
This data will be leveraged by a variety of stakeholders throughout the region including water councils and urban planning departments - helping support public infrastructure decision-making across the region including:
Through this engagement, Ecopia will leverage its AI-based mapping systems to deliver accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date vector mapping of the built and natural environment across Southeastern Michigan - including all buildings, sidewalks, driveways, roads, parking lots, railways, driveways, other pavement, grass, bare land, trees, tree canopy, and waterbodies.
“SEMCOG has now partnered with Ecopia on two projects to help our region and local communities better understand existing conditions and plan for the future.” said Amy O’ Leary, SEMCOG’s Executive Director. “Initially, by partnering with Ecopia to map over 24,000 miles of sidewalks and crosswalks, we were able to identify gaps and strategically plan for infrastructure - especially for residents without adequate sidewalk access. Recently, we further partnered with Ecopia to receive land cover and tree canopy data for the entire seven county region - this comprehensive dataset will assist us in addressing stormwater and flood management, as well as proactively plan for green infrastructure and traffic safety initiatives”.
“Ecopia is excited to expand this relationship, delivering additional high-precision mapping data to support SEMCOG’s impactful initiatives,” said Bill Singleton, VP of Sales at Ecopia. “We are proud that our maps are being leveraged as a digital foundation to drive such a wide variety of public-sector benefits - helping support more sustainable and efficient cities.”
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) supports local planning through its technical, data, and intergovernmental resources. The work SEMCOG does improves the quality of the region's water, makes the transportation system safer and more efficient, revitalizes communities, and spurs economic development.
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. For more information, visit www.ecopia.ai.
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