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Artificial Intelligence for NMCAs


3rd February 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4th February 2021 @ 2:00 pm CET

Joint Virtual Workshop organised by EuroGeographics and EuroSDR

This virtual event aims to raise awareness and understanding of AI within the context of NMCAs. By sharing policy frameworks, research trends and experiences of implementing AI this workshop will help us to appreciate the impact, benefits and effect of AI on the business processes of European NMCAs.  

The workshop is aimed at staff members of NMCAs and researchers at NMCAs and academic institutions with an interest in Artificial Intelligence in the geospatial sector.

The agenda is available here.

Welcome from EuroGeographics and EuroSDR

Léa Bodossian, EuroGeographics

Joep Crompvoets, EuroSDR

AI and the EU – European policies/actions for AI

Marjana Zelic, EuroGeographics

Inventory of Current AI-project

André Streilein, swisstopo/EuroSDR

AI & 3D point cloud classification

George Vosselman, University of Twente

GeoAI with ArcGIS: Integrating AI in end-to-end workflows for NMCAs

Günter Dörffel, ESRI Inc.

What is AI? An introduction to the basics of artificial intelligence in the context of NMCAs

Franz Rottensteiner, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Panel: AI in NMCAs – Threat or Opportunity?

  • Fabio Remondino, EuroSDR
  • Carol Agius, EuroGeographics
  • George Vosselman, University of Twente
  • Isabel Sargent, Ordnance Survey
  • Seb Lessware, 1Spatial

Moderator: Léa Bodossian, EuroGeographics

Welcome to day 2

Carol Agius, EuroGeographics

Global challenges of AI, a perspective from AIDA

Marcus Scheuren, European Parliament Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA)

Future Trends

Christin Walter, Ordnance Survey, Great Britain

Key research topics

Joep Crompvoets, EuroSDR

AI activities at IGN-F

Matthieu Porte, IGN, France

Using AI to create data for policy makers

Iris Reimerink, Kadaster Netherlands

Panel Discussion: The future of AI for NMCAs? Next steps

  •  EuroGeographics
  • Michael Hovenbitzer, BKG, President EuroSDR
  • Marcus Scheuren, AIDA
  • Rico Richter, Point Cloud Technology GmbH
  • Norbert Haala, Institute for Photogrammetry, University of Stuttgart

Moderator: Joep Crompvoets, EuroSDR

Close workshop

Léa Bodossian, EuroGeographics

Joep Crompvoets, EuroSDR



3rd February 2021 @ 2:00 pm CET
4th February 2021 @ 2:00 pm CET