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The SpaceNet  Challenge 


Compete to Create Next-Gen Geospatial Computer Vision Algorithms

CosmiQ Works, DigitalGlobe and NVIDIA are challenging the Topcoder Community to develop automated methods for extracting building footprints from high-resolution satellite imagery. Such automated methods will help create more accurate maps, more rapidly.

1st Prize -  $10,000                                            

2nd Prize - $8,000                                              

3rd Prize -  $6,500                                                                  

4th Prize -  $5,500 

5th Prize -  $4,500



The SpaceNet Challenge offers you multiple ways to win big prizes totalling $35,000. In addition to the top 5 performing algorithms winning prizes, this Topcoder challenge also offers several first-to-target bonus payouts as well as a special Docker incentive.











Go Compete



The commercialization of the geospatial industry has led to an explosive amount of data being collected to characterize our changing planet. One area for innovation is the application of computer vision and deep learning to extract information from satellite imagery at scale. DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works, and NVIDIA have partnered to release the SpaceNet data set to the public to enable developers and data scientists.


Today, map features such as roads, building footprints, and points of interest are primarily created through manual techniques. We believe that advancing automated feature extraction techniques will serve important downstream uses of map data including humanitarian and disaster response, as recently observed by the need to map buildings in Haiti during the response to Hurricane Matthew. Furthermore, we think that solving this challenge is an important stepping stone to unleashing the power of advanced computer vision algorithms applied to a variety of remote sensing data applications in both the public and private sector.

WHY THIS CHALLENGE MATTERS

THE PRIZES and WAYS TO WIN - $35,000 in Prizes

Bonus:

Docker Incentive - $500 total  

New to Topcoder? Join the Topcoder Community here so you can participate in this amazing challenge and many more like it!

Match Begins!

3-Week Competition

Competition Ends

Training Data + Visualizer Released

11/10

The SpaceNet Challenge Timeline

Pre-Registration Begins!

12/8

10/24

Google OnAir Hangout w/ SpaceNet Experts

11/17

Winners Announced!

10/31

12/22

* Timeline is subject to slight changes

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THIS CHALLENGE IS COMPLETE - SEE THE PRESS RELEASE HERE

Put your skills to the test and create next-gen geospatial computer vision algorithms using real satellite imagery and data!


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This Topcoder challenge is COMPLETE