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Innovation in geospatial and 3D data

Geodata are datasets that have a spatial, temporal and thematic aspect to describe phenomena and processes in time and space. Geodata, or geospatial data, are nowadays collected and produced with various sensors and techniques which provide for images, 3D point clouds, thematic maps, etc. Geodata are used in many Geosciences and for various applications such as urban planning, territorial management, damage assessment, environmental monitoring, 3D city modelling, renewable energy assessment, etc.

Progress in provision of efficiently and effectively derived 3D geospatial information is thus the key to more comprehensive faster and better exploitation of geodata, for the benefit of individuals and societies. Finally, new occupations are emerging in the geospatial industry which requires capacity building for developing new applications of geospatial technologies.

Classification of land covers with multi and hyperspectral images

Works developed within the framework of the VOLTA project for the optimization of the rectification of oblique images and analysis using artificial intelligence methods, in the classification of land covers with multi and hyperspectral images.


Consorci VOLTA


The project is composed of 13 intersectoral partners coordinated by FBK Trento (Italy):


VOLTA at a glance

  • Title: “innoVation in geOspatiaL and 3D daTA. VOLTA”.
  • Budget: 1.021.500€.
  • Funding: 1.021.500€(100%).
  • ICGC budget: 67.500€.
  • Funding for ICGC: 67.500€ (100%).
  • Start date: June 2017.
  • End date: May 2021 (48 months). Extension until November 2022.
  • Consortium: 13 Europena partners.
  • Coordination: Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) – 3D Optical Metrology unit (Italy).
  • Web: https://volta.fbk.eu.
  • Program: Funded by UE Horizon 2020 program (Marie Skłodowska-Curie).
  • Reference: H2020-MSCA-RISE-734687.


Expected results

The aim of the project is to develop innovative solutions for:

  • Providing automatically metric information from images.
  • Merging heterogeneous data coming from various sensors.
  • Segmenting 2D and 3D geospatial data.
  • Processing large geospatial datasets in the Cloud.


Planned tasks

The VOLTA project, through work stays, training activities and networking, will facilitate knowledge exchange and career progresses in the geospatial field.

The project will share and exploit the complementary expertise of the partners to produce and transfer new skills and innovative solutions for mapping agencies and geospatial companies..


Funded by

UE Horizon 2020



Project funded by UE Horizon 2020 program, EU.1.3. - EXCELLENT SCIENCE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Call: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange).