Asset management, but not the kind you think

We have been discussing it with a colleague how it would be possible to automatically detect the potholes of large road networks. Last week at the INTERGEO exhibition, I discovered three companies which offer this service. In this market survey, I summarise what I found out about them.

I returned last week from the 25th INTERGEO trade show from Stuttgart. INTERGEO combines a trade fair with a conference over three days. It claims to be the world’s largest event for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. It is held in a different city in Germany every year.

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What do you do against ocean plastic pollution? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Mar de plástico, the “sea of plastic” of greenhouses around El Ejido, Almería, Spain, highlighted using my developmental Ocean Plastic Detector algorithm.

I am developing an artificial intelligence solution that detects floating plastic in the sea in freely available satellite images. As I am doing this in a voluntary capacity, if you have better financial means than I, then I encourage you to consider donating to the project. The above photo is also `for sale’ (available for licencing at a maximum resolution of 1000×1500 pixels). While I describe the technical side of the project over there, here the focus is on how we stand with plastic pollution.
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