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.
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
Docker Incentive - $500 total
Training Data + Visualizer Released
The SpaceNet Challenge Timeline
Google OnAir Hangout w/ SpaceNet Experts
* 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