I speak with Dirk van Riel on using mobile mapping and AI to automatically track urban trees.
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S1E1 — Mobile Mapping Data, Deep Learning Algorithms, and a Little Bit of Faith to Automatically Detect Urban Trees with Dirk van Riel of TreeTracker
This week, I am joined by Dirk van Riel, CEO of TreeTracker, to talk about the importance of seeing urban trees as an asset (not a liability), his years as a tree surveyor, how those years motivated him to apply mobile mapping and artificial intelligence to automatically detect trees, and how applying emerging technologies can "smarten up" urban planning, tree maintenance, environmental reporting, and much more.
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