What We Do

Green City Watch is focused on revealing insights where and when it matters. We help cities to easily source, enrich, and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data to gain decision advantage. We’re not just a geoAI firm, but also experts in ecological engineering, helping to detect, classify, and improve urban green infrastructure where it matters most.

We’re pioneers in renaturing cities with geoAI.

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DIGITALGLOBE

Green City Watch works closely with DigitalGlobe’s industry-leading satellite imagery and gained global recognition in mid-2018 as the first prize winner of DigitalGlobe’s prestigious GBDX for Sustainability Challenge. Both parties are collaborating on R&D initiatives to further advance the use of GBDX for the evolution of greener, sustainable cities.

Green City Watch’s unique Greenprints

To be useful, big data must be translated into actionable insights. Green City Watch operates its proprietary AI platform which houses the Green City Watch Index. The comprehensive GBDX satellite image of the customer city is processed and enriched with complimentary data sources. The process results in Green City Watch’s unique Greenprints, that are both visually meaningful to supporting urban planning discussions, but are also digitally interpretable through customary GIS systems and street mapping technologies.

How ARE GREENPRINTS USED?

Greenprints are used for urban planning and land policy development. Such is the responsibility of local government. However, institutions and foundations that are investing in or have custody over larger green spaces (e.g. campuses, estates, campgrounds) also benefit from Green City Watch’s platform. Greenprints are used for initial assessments as well as follow-up detailed analysis, time-series longitudinal studies, benchmarking of land development goals, and correlation analysis with related urban planning fields such as public health and traffic monitoring.

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Where ARE GREENPRINTS used?

Green City Watch customer examples include local governments in Tbilisi (Georgia) and the 26 largest cities in Indonesia. Requirements vary with specific urban planning strategic objectives. Green City Watch worked with the World Bank’s Geospatial Operations Support Team (GOST) to deliver impactful and insightful analysis to the the mature city of Tbilisi, as they consider the construction of four new parks. In contrast, in the ever-expanding metropoles of Indonesia, local government is tasked with designing green space for urban areas that are yet to be developed. Green City Watch helps create best practices and guidelines for ‘renaturing’ these new developments.

 
 

State of the Map US 2018

Watch Charles Fox, programmer for the World Bank's GOST and Special Assistant to the Chief Economist for Sustainable Development, above, describe how Green City Watch helped map and assess Tbilisi’s parks, starting at 15:28.

 

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