2023 is sure to continue to advance the digital revolution in the geo domain. The fields of surveying and mapping, LiDAR, spatial analytics, digital twins, etc., are profoundly transforming. The technologies and workflows used in GIS development are poised for significant change, if not already there.
While narrowing down a list among the many geo tech advancements is difficult, a few key insights have caught our attention at Geo Business 2023, where we once again participated as exhibitors.
Keep an eye on the event’s emerging geospatial tech insights that bear innovative impacts on foundational business areas.
AI/ML Algorithms in the GIS Domain
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are paramount for GIS teams, transforming geospatial data into insights for organizations looking to address specific challenges. Software developers improve their users’ experiences using geospatial AI, which helps classify large workloads of remotely sensed data, facilitates feature recognition, image enhancement, etc. It also combines data from different sources, formats, and scales to train powerful spatial prediction models.
AI-powered location-based services have been delivered for a long time to Intetics clients. Still, the growth of tools — including geospatial AI and open automation software — has rapidly evolved and become more available. These tools have also expanded into novel areas of language, writing, and memory sharing, such as ChatGPT 4.
Our presentation titled “The Future of Large Language Models in the GIS Domain (In Particular ChatGPT and Copilot)” drew significant interest during the conference’s second day.
Anyways, there’s still a need for human involvement to ensure the ethical and integral use of these tools and to ensure meaningful outputs for decision-making. A collaborative approach between AI tools and people-based processes is yet the best path for successful outcomes with geospatial data.
Geodata Processing & Analytics for Tangible Business Benefits
There has been a noticeable shift in emphasis on actually working with geospatial data rather than solely on its collection methods. Drones and networks of connected devices that are embedded with IoT sensors deliver an explosion of geospatial data.
Geodata analytics allows processing and analyzing it, unveiling hidden patterns and correlations that were previously unattainable. Here is where massive benefits for businesses are covered. Explore the real examples of how organizations achieved desired outcomes with geodata processing:
- Improving the efficiency of energy distribution: a powerlines management company cut data processing time by 65%,
- Detecting railroad infrastructure issues and automating the inventory processes,
- Streamlining road infrastructure mapping with up to 66% reduction in LiDAR processing time,
- Improving the efficiency of logistics by optimizing routes and reducing fuel consumption,
- Revolutionizing road survey analysis: LiDAR technology enabled 40% time and cost savings with 3D feature extraction and data classification.
Geo Business 2023 also became a great chance to get valuable insights into the AEC domain, including Building Information Modeling (BIM), Digital Transformation, Smart Buildings, Visualization and Industry 4.0.
“Once again, we confirmed that Geo Business is undoubtedly one of the best events in the geospatial domain. The remarkable growth in both the exhibition’s size and the number of attendees was quite impressive.
I assume this is due to the successful decision to combine Geo Business and Digital Construction Week, following the example of the renowned Geo Week held in the United States. It was a great pleasure reconnecting with old friends and partners and fostering new, promising collaborations.
Special thanks to the grateful attendees who took the time to listen to our presentation and later came to continue the conversation at our booth. Your engagement truly made the event memorable. See you next year!”Dr. Alexander Tretyakov, Business Development Director at Intetics
Being a part of this vibrant geo community is an honor for us and we look forward to further advancing geospatial innovation together.
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Geospatial and location-based technologies have been and will continue transforming the way businesses operate and fulfill customer commitments across industries.