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 demonstrated in eight test cities.

The Living Lab will take place as a full-day workshop in Lagos, Nigeria on 4 February 2023 at the University of Lagos, jointly organized with ITC, University of Twente. 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: Registration Link