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The aim of the project is to integrate the key technological expertise of the involved Austrian (Earth Observation/Satellite, Information System and Crowdtasking Technologies), and Taiwanese (Crowdsourcing technologies) consortium partners through dedicated mutual development and demonstration activities, thereby providing a technology leap and increased competitiveness for the Austrian partners to serve the European and international development, as well as the risk management sector.

Specifically, QuinJunSAT (QuinJun, 群眾, is the pronunciation of the word “crowd” in traditional Chinese) improves the capacity of crisis managers before, during and after disaster events through an innovative approach, in which satellite and crowdsourced information from volunteers are automatically integrated to obtain quick response and accurate assessment information of damages.

Key information on damaged infrastructure is extracted from very high-resolution satellite imagery in an automatic way, while the data provided by volunteers (on site providing ground-truth) using a smartphone application confirm or reject the detected damages, as well as provide additional data of potential relevance for crisis managers. By combining Earth Observation (satellite) data with information obtained from crowdsourcing, the project aims at improving the existing situational awareness picture by drastically increasing the detection and identification accuracy of damaged infrastructure, which leads to:

  • smarter resource allocation and response actions
  • shorter reaction times and
  • lower total costs for relief actions

Facts:

  • Project start: November 2017
  • Project duration: 2 Years
  • Funding: funded by the FFG
  • Coordination: GeoVille Information Systems GmbH
  • Partner: GeoVille Information Systems GmbH, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Austria), GeoThings Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Homepage: QuinJunSAT