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GeoAI in the US Geological Survey for topographic mapping

August 30, 2021

Geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) can be defined broadly as the application of artificial intelligence methods and techniques to geospatial data, processes, models, and applications. The application of these methods to topographic data and phenomena is a focus of research in the US Geological Survey (USGS). Specifically, the USGS has researched and developed applications in terrain feature extraction, hydrographic network extraction, and semantic modeling. This article is a documentation of the recent work and current state of research and development. The article helps define the accomplishments and directions of research and applications in fields of GeoAI for topographic mapping within the USGS and more broadly.

Publication Year 2021
Title GeoAI in the US Geological Survey for topographic mapping
DOI 10.1111/tgis.12830
Authors E. Lynn Usery, Samantha Arundel, Ethan J. Shavers, Larry Stanislawski, Philip T. Thiem, Dalia E. Varanka
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Transactions in GIS
Index ID 70253092
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Geospatial Program