Multimodal Data Analysis for Travel Routing and Time Estimation
There is little open data available to researchers to explore the effectiveness of synthetic aperture radar (SAR), particularly at ultra-high resolutions. Thanks to the new SpaceNet partner, Capella Space, SpaceNet will be the first to feature an open-source dataset of half-meter SAR in a challenge setting. In addition to the SAR collect, the dataset also will feature half-meter electro-optical imagery from Maxar’s WorldView satellites. The area of interest for this challenge will be centered over the largest port in Europe: Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Such an area features thousands of buildings, vehicles, and boats of various sizes, which will make for an effective test bed for SAR and the fusion of these two types of data. The challenge is scheduled to launch in the Spring of 2020.