Patrick Meier: Geospatial Information Management – Ten Year Vision

A 10 Year Vision: Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) recently published their second edition of Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management. I blogged about the first edition here. Below are some of the excerpts I found interesting or noteworthy. The report itself is …

Patrick Meier: Summary of Recent Accomplishments

QED – Goodbye Doha, Hello Adventure! EXTRACT I joined the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) well over 3 years ago with a very specific mission and mandate: to develop and deploy next generation humanitarian technologies. So I built the Institute’s Social Innovation Program from the ground up and recruited the majority of the full-time experts (scientists, engineers, research assistants, …

Patrick Meier: Automating Visual Heuristics — Human Clicks Train Computer Algorithms on Big Data (Aerial)

Using Computer Vision to Analyze Big (Aerial) Data from UAVs During Disasters Recent scientific research has shown that aerial imagery captured during a single 20-minute UAV flight can take more than half-a-day to analyze. We flew several dozen flights during the World Bank’s humanitarian UAV mission in response to Cyclone Pam earlier this year. The imagery we captured would’ve taken …