Furthermore, manually annotating land features and building footprints across entire regions can also lead to irregularities and inconsistencies. This is especially true when more than one annotator is involved. When real-world accuracy matters, these irregularities jeopardize initiatives aimed at the betterment of communities.
These challenges faced by municipal governments have long hampered the dream of a regional digital twin, accurately depicting their community and regularly kept up-to-date without taxing internal resources. However, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), the Contra Costa County’s Public Works Department, and the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD) have drastically benefited from a scalable geospatial solution, laying the groundwork for true digital twins of their communities.
Ecopia’s HD Vector Maps
Leveraging our proprietary technology, Ecopia AI mines high-resolution geospatial imagery, generating High-Definition (HD) Vector Maps. Our proprietary technology allows us to rapidly produce accurate, up-to-date HD Vector Maps. With the accuracy of a trained GIS professional, Ecopia’s Global Feature Extraction captures 13 land classes — from roads to forests to building footprints — with the precision of a GIS professional, but with automation-level speed and efficiency.
Thanks to our global network of imagery partners, we can source recent high-resolution imagery anywhere in the world. Our ability to extract natural and impervious surfaces, including buildings, driveways, parking, pavement, railways, roads, and sidewalks with the accuracy and efficiency of AI enables significant cost savings and faster results.
In addition to our 2D Vector Mapping capabilities, we have refined a proprietary workflow that allows us to create 3D Vector Maps of buildings, at scale. As the need for elevation data continues to increase our 3D Vector Maps offer a more affordable solution than LiDAR with best-in-class accuracy and scalability. Our address matching engine can accurately assign the correct address to the right 3D building footprint, providing unparalleled accuracy and efficiency. This translates to better budget allocation and a faster turnaround, so initiatives start sooner and finish sooner.
Ecopia has supported dozens of municipalities across North America to derive critical insights about their communities through the creation of HD Vector Maps. Because every municipality is unique and faces its own complex challenges, Ecopia supports a wide number of potential use cases, helping municipalities keep their pedestrians safer, improving HD transportation mapping, and enhancing revenue with impervious surface mapping.
1. Pedestrian Transportation & Safety