Geographical intelligence combines geographical data and artificial intelligence (AI). AI has revolutionized image analysis, and there is great potential to use it with geospatial data to gain new insights into the forest landscape. Data-rich sources such as national airborne laser scanning have provided opportunities to map previously hidden features such as streams, ditches, wetlands and cultural remains.
This is an interdisciplinary research group that addresses a longstanding need expressed by key authorities and agencies in Sweden, as well as forest management practitioners. We will apply a multidisciplinary approach that combines the natural science and social science aspects of AI to provide ethically and socially acceptable use of AI in multiple-use forestry.