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Processing

Transforming Raw Data into Useful Information

AI-Driven Processing Enhancements

Reduce manual processing through AI-driven processes. We extract foundation layers such as buildings, roads and land cover. We use automation to generate bare-earth terrain models to rapidly derive topographic layers such as contours and hydrology.

Data Fusion
DEM Fusion – This image above seamlessly fuses LiDAR data (middle) with an IFSAR DEM (edges) to create a single image.

Data Production

Acquiring data is only the first step. Turning it into something useful is what Intermap specializes in.

  • Data Fusion. Intermap brings multiple datasets, of differing resolutions and specifications, together in one homogenous layer – effectively managing resources by providing high-resolution data in high-value areas such as cities, corridors and critical flood plains, while providing wider area coverage from medium- or lower-resolution sources. Learn more.
  • Orthorectification. Intermap’s fully automated orthorectification processes allow us to offer the best accuracy on the market – CE90 < 1m in many areas – at the lowest price. This accelerated cloud technology makes analysis-ready data affordable and available anywhere on Earth. Learn more.
  • Feature Extraction. High-quality radar is a preferred choice for feature extraction, and Intermap boasts one of the most accurate and highest-resolution commercial radar imaging systems available. With high resolution imagery and spatial accuracies, Intermap can extract analytics-quality features at a fraction of the cost of the leading providers of optical satellite imagery – and even identify features hidden under forest canopies.
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Data Finishing

How “finished” is your elevation data? If you’re not careful, it can contain numerous errors, outliers or blunders.

Through our partnership with Boeing, we developed an IFSAR Editing Software (IES). Intermap’s IES is a stereo DEM editing software that combines our geospatial database with interactive editing tools and automation to create high-quality and high-accuracy DEMs. We apply machine learning algorithms for data categorization, resulting in greater efficiency in the DEM finishing process.

From hydro enforcement and blunder removal, to full classification and comprehensive bare Earth modeling, Intermap’s data finishing processes ensure the data you receive is fit for use.

  • Sensor agnostic editing systems provide solutions regardless of the input source
  • Large scale edits leverage a combination of artificial intelligence and an experienced editing team
  • Proven capability with over 15 million km2 of bare earth elevation data produced in over 50 countries
  • Cost effective through automation and refined proven processes

 

Berlin DTM
Berlin DSM

The DSM shows all surface features, including buildings, in this scene from Berlin. We create a DTM by removing the surface features from the DSM, resulting in a bare-earth terrain model.