Deep Learning for Classification Tasks on Geospatial Vector Polygons

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In this paper, we evaluate the accuracy of deep learning approaches on geospatial vector geometry classification tasks. The purpose of this evaluation is to investigate the ability of deep learning models to learn from geometry coordinates directly. Previous machine learning research applied to geospatial polygon data did not use geometries directly, but derived properties thereof. These are produced by way of extracting geometry properties such as Fourier descriptors. Instead, our introduced deep neural net architectures are able to learn on sequences of coordinates mapped directly from polygons. In three classification tasks we show that the deep learning architectures are competitive with common learning algorithms that require extracted features.

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