Exploring Our World at Scale
Supported by the DigitalGlobe Foundation
Exploring Our World at Scale
Supported by the DigitalGlobe Foundation
Exploring Our World at Scale
Supported by the DigitalGlobe Foundation
ANNOUNCEMENT: BIG PIXEL INITIATIVE HACKATHON - MAY 23, 2015 - REGISTER NOW OR CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Resources

The Big Pixel Team has partnered with DigitalGlobe to explore academic uses for their Global Base Map (GBM), a current high resolution base map for the planet. This resource enables a unique opportunity to ​address large scale persistent​ challenges in the world by ​​combi​ning​ our assets in geospatial analysis, crowdsourced field data science, data design and visualization, cognitive science, and computer graphics.

Capacity Building

Th​is initiative is​ design​ing​ research methods for scalable satellite image ingestion, processing, computing, and visualization ​for the next generation of global change research in geospatial big data. We ​are developing tools in computer vision, machine learning, GIS, remote sensing, and crowd-sourcing.

Applications

More and more we have the need for dynamic interactive analysis; less pre-digested static​ ​results and more interactive visualizations. The design for this lab ​is​ ​grow​ing​ a living, learning collaborative lab for ​researchers ​to perform inherently multidisciplinary​ research​, which will be driven by the evident​ ​need by our partners to create this space​, c​ultivating design and function together​. Our pilot projects are in fields of public health, economics, and ecology.



What is the Big Pixel Initiative?

The Big Pixel Initiative is developing geospatial capacity to address our world’s greatest challenges at scale. Founded in partnership at UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute (Qi) and the School of Global Policy and Strategy, we have partnered with the DigitalGlobe Foundation to grow a living, learning laboratory related to everything spatial, to investigate and design best practices in geospatial data visualization, user experience interfaces, and design techniques for scientific discovery and decision-making.

PARTNERS