December 8, 2018
From Satellite Imagery to Disaster Insights
AI for Social Good Workshop at NeurIPS 2018
The use of satellite imagery has become increasingly popular for disaster monitoring and response. After a disaster, it is important to prioritize rescue operations, disaster response and coordinate relief efforts. These have to be carried out in a fast and efficient manner since resources are often limited in disaster affected areas and it’s extremely important to identify the areas of maximum damage. However, most of the existing disaster mapping efforts are manual which is time-consuming and often leads to erroneous results.
By: Jigar Doshi, Saikat Basu, Guan Pang