Areas of Interest (AOIs)


What are Areas of Interest?

Areas of Interest (AOIs) let you determine where to run analysis of geospatial data. Each AOI corresponds to a polygon in geographic coordinates (latitude / longitude) defining an area on the Earth.

AOIs are created within projects. Each project may have multiple AOIs.

Some other terms for AOIs include: polygons, boundaries, geofences.

For example, with imagery-based algorithms, AOIs define the exact extents of imagery to be ordered & analyzed with computer vision algorithms. With geolocation & other location data-based algorithms, AOIs define geographic boundaries within which to query & analyze raw location data.

AOIs in GO take the form of polygons (or multipolygons) specified in geographic coordinates (WGS84).


Example of an AOI demarcating a Modelo brewery


AOIs are locked once a project is run

Note that project AOIs are locked once a project has been run, such that you cannot add / edit / delete AOIs.

This is to ensure that project results are tightly coupled to the AOIs that were used to generate those results.

Whatโ€™s Next

AOIs may be created and edited in many different ways. Learn more about how to configure AOIs for your project: