Affinity Workshop: Women in Machine Learning

Mapping Slums with Machine Learning and Medium-Resolution Satellite Imagery

Agatha Mattos · Michela Bertolotto · Gavin McArdle


Keywords: Slums, Deprived Areas, Machine learning, Weak Labels, Gridded Population Data, Earth Observation, Remote Sensing, Sentinel-2, Sustainable Development Goals.This abstract presents:- The motivation and challenges of mapping slums and estimating the population living in these communities.- Our approach and results 1) using weak labels and medium-resolution imagery to map slums; 2) employing Gridded Population Data to estimate the population living in slums.

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