MorphoSAT (2017-2019)


Automated geomorphological mapping based on satellite data

The main objective of the project team is to implement, test and validate an innovative system for operational production of objective GIS-ready semantically-rich geomorphological maps/information. Therefore recent (near-)global consistent satellite data and products (WorldDEM, ERS-2/ENVISAT, Sentinel-2, Copernicus land services, etc.) as well as LiDAR data will be exploited and integrated.

A maximized integration of experts and potential customers is envisaged in the specification and validation phases of the project.

The following results and outcomes will be produced in MorphoSAT:

  • Automated desktop/cloud-based tools for the production of consistent semantically-rich GIS-ready geomorphological maps/information based on recent high-resolution satellite data/products
  • GIS-ready geomorphological map/information products for the test areas
  • Online-portal for the distribution of generated geomorphological products to customers
  • Workflow for quantitative DEM quality check

Instrument: FFG, ASAP (Austrian Space Applications Program)

Role: Project partner, Lead: GRIT-IT Gesellschaft für Angewandte Geoinformatik GmbH

Project volume: 300.454 EUR, Z_GIS share: 37.067 EUR

Contact person: Sebastian d’Oleire-Oltmanns