A Geographers Journey into AI: Mapping Urban Trees from Scratch

Hi everyone!

Check out this inspiring talk for street level mappers who want to do more with their imagery.

A researcher in Canada used Mapillary to detect trees and classify them.

I am nowhere near technical enough to understand this very deeply, but the possibilities seem endless – identifying wildlife, plants, etc.

Ha – funnily enough I chatted with Stefanie (the researcher) this week.

I’d recommend reading the full paper too: https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0387513

She is great, and super smart. Good to see people are finding her work. I’ll share this post with her.

Indeed, Stefanie talked about lots of great use-cases similar to those you briefly touch on.

In fact seems there are a lot of people that could benefit from similar work in different areas on the forum recently (e.g. Using Google Street View for documenting rivers and streams)

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