Microsoft generates 125 million building footprints using AI and deep learning

Crossposted from GIS & You

By Greg Babinski

King County GIS Training Program partner Eric Pimpler of Geospatial Training Services has authored a fascinating article about a building footprint dataset which Microsoft has generated from Bing aerial imagery using artificial intelligence, deep learning and computer vision. The dataset comprises footprints of 125 million structures across all 50 states. This data is available for download via GitHub free of charge in the open standard GeoJSON format.


Bing computer-generated building footprints for the U.S. Capitol and vicinity.
(Esri World Imagery basemap)

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