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BAMS-MAZOVIA: Built-up Areas Monitoring Service for Mazovia

Geosystems Polska (PL)


The project created a service platform providing reliable information on changes in built-up areas, derived from Sentinel-2 data in a fully automatic manner using image classification algorithms. These algorithms, selected for the tool, are successfully operated and validated in other Land Cover mapping activities conducted by the consortium partners. Results of the image classification contributed to a systematically updated database, which in turn supports the updating of specific public registries of topographic objects, the detection of illegal buildings, and the monitoring of the impact of new buildings on protected areas. Topographic mapping workflows were updated thereby reducing cost and saving time. The scope of the project was the entire Mazovian Voivodeship, the largest and most populous Polish province. The end users of the service were, among others, the Department of Digitisation, Geodesy and Cartography of the Mazovian Marshal’s Office, the Department of Properties and Infrastructure (Department of Infrastructure and Agriculture) of the Voivodeship Office, the Regional Directorate of Environmental Protection and the Regional Water Management Authority.


Prime contractor
Geosystems Polska (PL)
  • Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences (CBK-PAN) (PL)