AI-driven geospatial workflows

Discover how organizations are building a more resilient future with accelerated spatial problem-solving

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What is GeoAI?

Geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) is the application of artificial intelligence (AI) fused with geospatial data, science, and technology to accelerate real-world understanding of business opportunities, environmental impacts, and operational risks. Organizations are modernizing operations to run at scale through automated data generation and approachable spatial tools and algorithms. 

Extract rich geospatial data with deep learning

Save time by automating the extraction, classification, and detection of information from data such as imagery, video, point clouds, and text.

Perform predictive analysis using machine learning

Build more accurate models. Detect clusters, calculate change, find patterns, and forecast outcomes with spatial algorithms backed by experts.

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Model the real world for prediction

Aerial imagery is used to extract imagery of buildings and roads in Grenada to identify the population and infrastructure at risk for landslides.


Why is GeoAI important?

GeoAI is transforming the speed at which we extract meaning from complex datasets, thereby aiding us in addressing the earth’s most pressing challenges. It reveals and helps us perceive intricate patterns and relationships in a variety of data that continues to grow exponentially. Organizations leveraging GeoAI are revolutionizing how they turn data into information, with models that adapt even as data evolves. 

Improve data quality, consistency, and accuracy

Streamline manual data generation workflows by using the power of automation to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Accelerate the time to situational awareness

Monitor and analyze events, assets, and entities from sensors and sources such as video to enable quicker response times and proactive decisions.

Bring location intelligence to decision-making

Make data-driven decisions with real-world awareness. Improve business outcomes with insight from spatial patterns and accurate predictions.

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Create a sustainable future

Optimize resource management and understand the impact of business decisions on the community to reduce waste and better plan and manage sites.

How is GeoAI used?

GeoAI is used in various industries and applications to tackle challenges and proactively seize opportunities. Explore how GeoAI is used to optimize crop yields, heighten community safety, streamline asset inspection, shorten emergency response times, and more.

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GeoAI for good

By providing decision-makers with accurate and timely information, GeoAI has the potential to positively impact various areas of society and contribute to the greater good. Explore how GeoAI is unlocking benefits in areas such as public health and conservation.

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Getting started with Esri

Shorten the time to insights

Combine the world’s most powerful GIS and location intelligence software with the scalability and power of AI. Esri’s long-standing expertise gives you a trusted solution for extracting meaning from big data. Eliminate the need for large amounts of training data, massive compute resources, and extensive AI knowledge. Modernize how you approach spatial problems at scale with Esri.


You don’t have to start from scratch

Getting started with GeoAI can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Use pretrained deep learning models and spatial machine learning tools backed by spatial experts. Our trained deep learning models provide the means for anyone to start extracting, classifying, detecting, and problem-solving with the data you have—no training data required. And our machine learning tools allow you to get started with UI-based tools with data-driven defaults that help guide you.

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Make predictions using ArcGIS
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Tweak our models to get them just right

With a starting point, you now have the means to focus on fine-tuning. Tweak our deep learning models and machine learning algorithms to fit your parameters and desired accuracy. We provide you the flexibility to tap into advanced settings and customize.

Learn how to fine-tune models
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Integrate with open-source packages

If you have established methods, pair them with ours and models from the open-source ecosystem . Easily use popular models from libraries like Timm, MMDetection, and MMSegmentation. Leverage built-in connections to R and Python to bridge the gaps in your custom models.

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Learn how you can apply GeoAI

Schedule a conversation with one of our experienced sales consultants. Tell us about the workflows you’re trying to improve, and we’ll show you how GeoAI can support your organization.