Dr. Valerie Gouet-Brunet is Research Director at IGN, focussing on content-based indexing of large-scale collections of image and video content. She served as head of a research group on computer vision, photogrammetry and remote sensing for terrestrial and airborne imagery. She assumed a leading role in 18 EU and national research projects, most of them on terrestrial and airborne image indexing dedicated to the promotion of geographic iconographic heritage, Smart Cities and land use, in partnership with national museums, SMEs and major groups from the ICT and aerospace sector.
“What excites me the most is the capability of modelling the evolution of territories and cities across time, and then to simulate what could be their future. Furthermore, the capability of interconnecting and structuring collections of photographs in silos and to facilitate their access by researchers and by the citizen. Everything that happens, happens somewhere and sometimes. At IGN, we believe that the big geodata of the past offer a common framework where our European heritage can be organised, analysed, valued and restored optimally. We want to offer smart and attractive paradigms to people to dive into their heritage.”