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Change Detection

See changes in the map

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Automatically see change

Captures physical growth, loss, and disruptions faster than humans can.

Built in machine intelligence

Augment human analysis with AI built directly into your map.

Cut through the noise

Powerful filtering and sorting powered by Object AI.
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Play with a Change Detection map

Powerful filtering and sorting gives anyone the freedom to quickly find the changes that are important to you.

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Change Detection

Video collections automatically generate change detection slices. Compare days to days, days to weeks, and even compare against historical lidar maps.Learn More

Amount of change

Filter detected changes by amount of change. See precise measurements for any spot.

Before and after videos

Instantly retrieve before and after videos of any spot. Compare your changes with true to life imagery.

Filter by object

Object AI allows you to filter your Change Detection map by object type like terrain, vegetation, and more.

See Change Detection maps built by others

Forward looking teams and mappers share their Change Detection maps in our Gallery.

How Change Detection works

Generating actionable information requires smarter change detection, and not the old school kind of change detection. Our approach is fast and flexible.


Hivemapper uses a combination of machine vision, machine learning, and advanced geospatial algorithms to automatically detect changes in all three dimensions. It’s Change Detection that actually works.


Unlike other technologies, you can collect from different cameras, different angles, and different altitudes and still build a Change Detection map with Hivemapper.


Older approaches to Change Detection only detected changes that are two dimensional - they could not tell you that terrain was rising. Our approach is true 3D picking up changes in the Z axis.

Build a Change Detection map

So you want to discover how the world is changing by building your very own Change Detection map, here is how you get started.


Collect and upload video.
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Perform a second collection of an overlapping area to see changes.
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Frequently Asked Questions


Using Change Detection