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Producing Global Training Dataset Labels

How to ensure good quality labels for training data working with remote teams.

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devglobal

What Does GIS Day Mean to Us?

What World GIS Day Means to DevGlobal Partners For those of us working in geospatially focused organizations, the applicability of using geographic information systems (GIS)

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Dr. Hamed Alemohammad

Producing Global Training Dataset Labels

The ramp project is working with the World Health Organization to map healthcare buildings, a tool that will support humanitarian emergency response teams in the likelihood of the next pandemic. In this blog post, we discuss the labeling process, answering a fundamental question: How can we ensure generating high-quality labels working with remote teams?

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Seamus Geraty

A Perfect Machine Learning Training Data Set?

“What is good enough” is a living question that has evolved over the span of the ramp project. It starts at the end, in defining our use case and engaging end-users as advisors to get an idea of how the model outputs will be utilized. Working backward in this way has allowed us to craft our approach to establishing training data guidance and quality assurance . . .

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Matt Hallas

Creating our on-ramp: how to train a hungry AI model

The ramp project is an ambitious endeavor for many reasons, not the least of which is the curation and open release of high-quality training data in the form of tens of thousands of high-resolution imagery chips with accompanying labels that “teach” our machine learning model . . .

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Jeff Pituch

COVID Reflections

We failed to recognize community and country needs in rolling out COVID Vaccines. We can learn from these mistakes. There are two popular meta-narratives on

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Rhiannan Price

Introducing the RAMP Project

Leap-frogging the digital divide There’s power in mapping. Maps mean recognition – an acknowledgment that communities exist and have needs. To be on the map

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Sharon Kioko

From Nairobi and Back Again

As a teenager, I was unsure of my future and all the potential paths between the local and global chasm. How am I supposed to change the world for good? How can one person truly understand the world? How can change transcend borders, cultures and histories?

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