OGC seeks public comment on draft charter for Artificial Intelligence in Geoinformatics Domain Working Group
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the draft Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) Domain Working Group (DWG) Charter.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) technologies have started to be coupled with geoinformatics and are bringing geospatial intelligence to various domains, including autonomous transportation, predictable healthcare, sustainable urban planning/design/development, among others.
For example, AI-assisted volunteered geographic information (such as OpenStreetMap data) accelerates the development of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) from satellite imagery. Also, deep learning techniques provide micro-level prediction of human mobility and environmental exposure across different geographic areas in epidemiology. Further, autonomous vehicles gather, manage, and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data from a combination of GPS, cameras, and other traffic sensors and navigate with high-level human-like perception by using Deep Learning. Clearly, many fields can benefit from combining Artificial Intelligence with geospatial data.
The GeoAI DWG has been chartered to identify use cases and applications related to AI in geospatial domains such as healthcare, smart home, and autonomous cars. The GeoAI DWG will provide an open forum for broad discussion and presentation of use cases with the purpose of bringing geoscientists, computer scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and decision makers from academia, industry, and government together to develop, share, and research the latest trends, successes, challenges, and opportunities in the field of AI with geospatial data. The GeoAI DWG will aim to investigate the feasibility and interoperability of OGC standards to use and re-use geospatial data in AI applications, as well as describe gaps and issues that could lead to new geospatial standardization within the GeoAI domain community.
Comments can be submitted to a dedicated email reflector for a 21 day period ending on the "Close request date" listed above, Comments received will be consolidated and reviewed by OGC members for incorporation into the document. Please submit your comments using the following link: charter-requests [at] opengeospatial.org (Click here to submit comments) The link provided above should include a standard template in the message body. If the preloaded message body does not work properly using your mail client, please refer to the following template for the message body: Comments Template