28.05.2018 | Research
Towards a baselayer generation service for infrastructure assessment enabling industry 4.0 operations and increase of business growth

Building footprints (BFPs) are fundamental information for different stakeholders (e.g. policy, spatial planning, insurance, etc.) but the production methods and resulting cost are currently not meeting the rising market demands. As a result, of the currently 219.361km² global built-up areas1 only about 12% are mapped with building footprints available via platforms such as Open Street Map (OSM). The goals of infraBASE are to develop and verify the algorithmic components to enable purely machine interaction-based Copernicus data access, detection and delineations of buildings.