FOSS4G-Asia 2023 Seoul

fAIr - Free and Open Source AI for Humanitarian Mapping
11-30, 11:40–12:00 (Asia/Seoul), Workshop Room

The name fAIr is derived from the following terms:

f: for freedom and free and open-source software
AI: for Artificial Intelligence
r: for resilience and our responsibility for our communities and the role we play within humanitarian mapping

fAIr is an open AI-assisted mapping service developed by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), designed to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of mapping efforts for humanitarian purposes. By utilizing computer vision techniques and open-source AI models, fAIr detects crucial map features from satellite and UAV imagery, starting with buildings. The service fosters collaboration with local communities, enabling them to create and train their own AI models, ensuring relevance and fairness in mapping. Through a constant feedback loop, fAIr progressively improves its computer vision models, contributing to the continuous advancement of humanitarian mapping.This talks will talk about our journey and vision for using AI

Kshitij Raj Sharma is a backend engineer at HOTOSM from Nepal, He is a passionate spatial developer with a love for open-source software and open data. His expertise in spatial data and deep interest in mapping led him to explore the potentials. Kshitij has been experimenting and advocating for FOSS and contributing to open data initiatives.

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