Speakers: Janine Yoong

Geospatial Professional at _

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Janine believes in making more accurate, more relevant, and more engaging maps to build a better shared understanding of the world. Most recently, she led the location-based Augmented Reality program at Snapchat, where she connected new AR technology and 3D maps to local communities and venues. Prior to Snapchat, Janine was the Chief Operating Officer at Mapillary, a street-level imagery platform acquired by Facebook in June 2020. At Mapillary, Janine worked with mapping and navigation platforms, government agencies, GIS providers, NGOs, and location-based apps to get the most out of street-level imagery. Before Mapillary, Janine worked on strategic partnerships at Google and Yahoo, then scaled two startups toward successful exits.

On the agenda

  1. Localizing AI

    Sep. 28, 04:30pm Panel South Hub

    AI holds great promise for automating insights from massive earth data streams. But AI models underperform and AI-derived data fails to represent many parts of the world.

    This panel will explore approaches to inject local knowledge in improve AI outcomes. We will explore Human in the Loop AI approaches and No-Code / Low-Code approaches that make model develeopment and refinement more accessible. From mapping schools in rural Asia and producing fast landcover maps in the United States, to preventing illegal logging in Liberia and making better maps in Monrovia -- the experts who have built AI methodologies, tools and programs will share their perspectives on the potential for these methods to improve quality, bridge gaps between ML engineering and domain expertise, and improve inclusivity.



  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  2. Caribou Space

  3. Esri

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  5. Picterra

  6. Planet

  7. Replicable AI for Microplanning (RAMP)

  8. SparkGeo

  9. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


  1. Azavea

  2. Capella Space

  3. D4DInsights

  4. Element84

  5. European Space Agency (ESA)

  6. Locana

  7. PLACE

  8. Radiant Earth Foundation

  9. TileDB

  10. Umbra


  1. Cyient

  2. Development Seed

  3. DevGlobal

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