Saturday, February 24, 2024


The primary objective of IDEAtlas, an ESA -funded project, is to develop, implement, validate and showcase advanced AI-based methods to automatically map and characterize the spatial extent of slums from Earth Observation (EO) data. This will support national and local governments as well as the civil society to monitor progress on SDG indicator 11.1.1 on the proportion of the urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing. 

The project will adopt a user-centred approach where various local, national and international stakeholders will participate in the co-design and co-development of the AI-based solutions. The project builds on previous and partners with ongoing works and available data generated within IDEAMAPS and SLUMAP.

The developed algorithms will then be implemented and integrated into a cloud-based end-to-end processing system, and its performance will be demonstrated in eight test cities. The overall aim of the project is to develop under the guidance of UN-Habitat an EO-based SDG 11.1.1 indicator.

The next Living Lab will take place as a 4-hour workshop in Jakarta (Indonesia) planned for 25 May 2023 at 13:00 (local time Jakarta). The event will be highly interactive,  to allow participants to provide feedback and shape the scope of the project. For those who cannot attend in person, please join us online.

To register for the workshop on-site or online by sending an email to