Solving Complex Problems with Geospatial Machine Learning

Solving Complex Problems with Geospatial Machine Learning

Sam Brazil came to GeoDecisions in 2015, ready to apply his computer science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. As a trained data scientist, Sam is passionate about using predictive modeling and data mining algorithms--machine learning--to solve complex problems. A branch of artificial intelligence, machine learning makes decisions with minimal human intervention based on analytical model building. Some recent projects that Sam has contributed to include neural network analysis of crash data, real estate classification, and optical character recognition for improved data entry processing.

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Keeping Staff Safe – As Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Keeping Staff Safe – As Easy as 1, 2, 3!

As an employer, you are asking your employees — from just a few to tens of thousands or more — to put their safety in your hands every day. Depending on the location of your office or offices, you could face very different safety issues: tropical storms, snowstorms, floods, power outages, water main breaks, gas leaks, and shooter alerts are some that come immediately to mind.

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Safety in the Skies – Bristow Takes Flight with Real-Time GIS Mapping

Safety in the Skies – Bristow Takes Flight with Real-Time GIS Mapping

Serving nearly 900 oil and gas clients, Bristow transports crews on helicopters to offshore drilling platforms throughout the world. “As a transportation company, safety is our number-one priority,” states Bristow Group’s Sophy Liu, director, technology enablement. “Our goal is to have zero accidents, harm to people, and harm to the environment to support an accident-free, injury-free workplace.”

GeoDecisions Track enables Bristow’s command center to monitor, report, and communicate with pilots in real time and confirm aircraft locations, landings, and takeoffs. Operators access data through the system’s robust interface to develop response plans and mitigate any potential safety concerns.

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Rooted in Mapmaking

Rooted in Mapmaking

From the president.

I’m a big believer in remembering where you came from and honoring your predecessors. I’m a “student of the game,” as they say in sports, both in my personal and professional lives. I love to see the connection of generations, whether it’s with my extended family, my favorite Pittsburgh sports teams, or in our own company.

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Part of the Team Keeping the Chesapeake Bay Clean

Part of the Team Keeping the Chesapeake Bay Clean

GeoDecisions is part of an extensive team of agencies, contractors, companies, and volunteers helping to keep the Chesapeake Bay safe and clean for a lot more than just some fun in the sun. The Bay has nearly 17 million people living near it; more than 3,600 species of animals and plants; areas of land, including parts of six states and the District of Columbia, that drain into the bay; an economic impact of $33 billion per year; and two of the five major shipping ports in the North Atlantic.

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