Application of deep learning techniques in the detection of changes and generation of maps of land covering of Catalonia (MCSC).

CHALLENGE

Within the framework of the Cartographic Plan of Catalonia, the Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia is working on the elaboration of the technical specifications of the land covers Map of Catalonia. The ICGC has commissioned us a study to explore the viability of the application of deep learning techniques in the generation of maps.

SOLUTION

Up to now, land cover maps of the territory have been manually worked on from orthophotographic images. The comparison of the covers between the different temporal periods in which images were taken was done manually as well. The DataScience@UB group is developing a model in order to include image segmentation processes based on deep learning techniques for the automatic construction of maps of the land covers of the territory.

IMPACT

Dispose of updated maps at shorter time intervals favoring a better interpretation of the territory for territorial and urban planning.

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