Z_GIS is this year's winner of the T-SYSTEMS BIG DATA CHALLENGE implementing a service idea during a four-week sandbox exercise. The award-winning idea is a real-time image analysis & querying system called ImageQuerying (IQ). IQ is an innovative near real-time image understanding and querying system for big Earth data. Built upon an expert system for low-level computer vision, IQ provides each image stored in the database with at least one (or more) fully automatic generated thematic map(s). Image objects can be tracked by the IQ inference engine through time, resembling symbolic human reasoning. Information layers can be generated by users interactively by querying and combining thematic maps stored in the underlying database.
This work was supported by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) as part of the project AutoSentinel 2/3, ID 848009.
|from left: A. Baraldi (3rd) and D. Tiede (4th)|
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