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Tuesday December 10th – The AI4GEO project to develop an automatic solution for producing 3D geospatial information, in which €30 million is to be invested over four years, is receiving €13.5 million in funding from the government’s future investment programme led by the Secretariat General for Investment (SGPI) and operated by public investment bank Bpifrance. The signature of the contract marks France’s desire to acquire a 3D geospatial information capability at the cutting edge of innovation.

3D geospatial information is set to prove crucial to a number of expanding sectors such as autonomous vehicles, business intelligence and urban planning. The availability of huge volumes of satellite, airborne and in-situ data now makes this production feasible on a large scale. New artificial intelligence and big data technologies will ensure a high level of quality.

The AI4GEO project aims at developing an automatic solution for producing 3D geospatial information and offer new value-added services leveraging innovative methods adapted to 3D imagery. It will boost France’s independent capability in this domain, spawn leaders in new markets, make it easier for SMEs to gain access to these technologies and create new highly qualified jobs.

The four-year project revolves around:

About the AI4GEO consortium