Dec 07, 2021 -- Toronto -- Ecopia AI is pleased to announce the delivery of high-precision vector data to the government of King County, Washington. Leveraging 6” aerial images, Ecopia delivered a HD vector map of 16 land cover classes with planimetric-level detail (Ecopia Land Cover) including all natural and impervious features across the 2,300 square miles of the county. This initiative was completed in under 8 weeks.
King County has continuously been recognized as a leader in integrating geospatial data to support critical decision making. By harnessing the power of Ecopia’s artificial intelligence capabilities, the county was able to receive highly accurate, complete, and up-to-date foundational vector maps. This represents a significant improvement over the piecemeal data (assembled with varying levels of accuracy from different vintages of aerial imagery) that the county had to rely on before this partnership with Ecopia. Ecopia’s data that will support a diverse range of initiatives such as:
- Supporting enhanced flood modelling and risk assessments
- Enabling more accurate transportation analysis including setback assessment
- Driving more accurate and timely stormwater assessments
- Supporting important local initiatives such as: strategic climate action plans, social justice efforts, and wildlife restoration programs
The implementation of Ecopia’s data is being managed by the King County GIS Center, and will support multiple departments.
“We are thrilled to support King County as they leverage Ecopia’s Land Cover data to support such important decision-making applications. Our ability to work closely with the county; tailoring the outputs to ensure that the Land Cover data could be used to support all of their stakeholders, was critical to the success of this project and demonstrates the value of Ecopia’s proprietary AI-based systems” said Brandon Palin, Director Public Sector & International Development, Ecopia AI.
To view a demo of this mapping project, please click here.
About King County GIS Center
The King County GIS Center is the single most extensive and capable GIS operation in the Pacific Northwest. Our unique blend of enterprise GIS resources, end-user experience, and highly capable client services helps us deliver exceptional value to our customers. The KCGIS Center team comprises more than two dozen highly qualified GIS professionals with a wide array of technical competencies to ensure the GIS services and products we offer meet customer needs and are delivered in a timely manner. The breadth of the GIS services we provide and the depth of the technical resources available for our customers make the KCGIS Center a unique service provider. For more information, visit https://kingcounty.gov/services/gis.aspx
About Ecopia AI
Ecopia leverages AI to convert high-resolution images of our earth into high-definition (HD) Vector Maps. These maps form a digital representation of reality and are embedded into critical decision-making applications, offering unique insight at scale. Ecopia’s HDVector Maps are leveraged for hundreds of commercial and government applications across over 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.ecopia.ai