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WiDS Datathon 2019: Predicting Deforestation by Identifying Oil Palm Plantation

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The WiDS Datathon 2019 challenge utilized a dataset of high-resolution satellite imagery to build awareness about deforestation and oil palm plantations. Planet and Figure Eight provided an annotated dataset of satellite images taken by Planet satellites. The task was to train a model that takes as input a satellite image and outputs a prediction of how likely it is that the image contains an oil palm plantation.