Working to create an automatic assembly of assets such as road signs from video, vegetation from multi-spectral data and power-poles from point-cloud data.
The Automap project was born out of a recognised business opportunity to automatically identify and record assets such as road signs, and then sell this data to two main users: Government bodies, such as Road Transport Authorities, and companies involved in GPS mapping and directions in cars.
After 2 years of research, the product became devoloped enough to enter the marketplace on a large-scale basis. The Automap product has been very successful as a business venture with profits expected to continue growing . A spin-off company is scheduled to take over current Automap customers in late 2012, enabling the Automap project to go back to the research phase of development.
sign/asset inventories become obsolete, expensive to update
Automap Solution:Automatic assembly of asset inventories from video/ multispectral data/Lidar
- 200+ sign types in various countries and power pole detection
- System for geo-location of each asset
- Improved accuracy, lower costs, faster inventory updates