Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Earth Observation (EO) enable industries to easily access data about their surroundings, assets and operations. Using this data they can quickly derive actionable insights and improve their decision processes. The rapid development of enabling technologies such as Internet of Things, cloud computing, Big Data and artificial intelligence spurs progress in the GIS and EO sector.
GIS and EO
Goals of a GEO Living Lab
A GEO Living Lab creates tangible win-wins for start-ups, GIS, geodata and earth observation experts and corporate industry. All stakeholders in a living lab work on breakthrough applications at the intersection of the crucial fields of GIS and EO.
GEO Living Labs lower the barriers to realize the full socio-economic potential of GIS and Earth Observation.
Who’s it for?
A GEO Living Lab creates value bringing the following entities together:
- Corporate industry
- Startups and SMEs
- Research centers
- Individual GIS and EO experts
- Technology labs
- Data providers
- Innovation service providers
Inspiring GEO applications
Image courtesy of GeoMarvel
Site selection for wind turbines needs streamlining. Geospatial data provides information on population density, constant wind speed, distance to roads, environmental constraints (migratory bird flight paths, migration routes) or health factors (shadow flicker of wind turbine blades, etc.).
Construction and infrastructure
Image courtesy of Building Radar
Future construction and large infrastructure project update reports can be supplemented with aerial or satellite imagery showcasing the advancement in the project in 3D (location, boundaries crossing, height incrementation, etc.).
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Farmers can track crop performance, monitoring anomalies such as crop stress, nitrogen deficiency, water stress. Automated alert systems inform the farmer. Smart actions result in the highest possible output per plant/ha.
Want to set up a GEO Living Lab?
Not sure where to start? Need additional innovation partners? Have an idea?
Contact us if you think a GEO Living Lab sounds like an attractive strategy, and create a win-win for multiple innovative parties.
A GEO Living Lab can be a live meeting, but in times of social distancing and quarantaine measures it may just as well take place online. Ask us for guidance.
Get in touch with
Verhaert Masters in Innovation
T +32 3 250 19 00