Introducing a Cloud Geovisual Data Management Platform Featuring Multi-Source 3D Data and AI-Powered Analytics
This week Intel launched its Intel Geospatial offering. The platform provides access to a wide range of high-quality 2D and 3D geospatial data and analytic applications through Intel’s ecosystem of trusted partners.
Delivering multisource data at scale
The platform offers nationwide high-resolution RGB library for rich visual experience and superior analytics.
This includes data from satellites, manned aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) like drones. Customers can also request data from Mobileye, Intel’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary. The platform’s user interface auto-populates with area-specific datasets and allows for search based on street addresses or GPS coordinates. These are then standardized for analytics.
Advanced analytics and visualization
The platform includes what Intel calls an AI workflow orchestrator. This feature allows users to augment the platform with analytics from ISVs and in-house developers. It also offers algorithms for risk classification, object counting, distance measuring, and public and private record reconciliation.
Intel’s advanced tiling enables fast and easy navigation on a global scale with enhanced 3D visualization. The system system uses Intel data centers to quickly and efficiently tile multi-source 2D and 3D datasets.
Partner applications round out the offering
Intel will use Partner applications such as Enview’s AI to power 3D geospatial classification for faster lidar analytics turnaround. Enview provides tools that energy companies and governments use to protect critical infrastructure and support mission-critical operations.
In addition, LiveEO uses satellite and manned aircraft imagery to provide innovative, algorithmic infrastructure monitoring for railway, electricity, and pipelines.
Intel joins a growing market
The geospatial analytics market is large and growing Some industry reports estimate it will be worth $96.34 billion by 2025. Geospatial imagery can help companies manage assets. The satellite imagery and the AI algorithms used to analyze the data can have several industry applications. These include climatology, fire risk assessment, defense, transportation and other industries..
Intel’s new service joins the list of geospatial products already offered by companies including Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.