One-third  of the world’s  urban population lives  in informal settlements. People  living in these areas often have  no security of tenure, they often lack  basic service and city infrastructure and  housing does not often comply with planning  and building regulations. Yet quite often, the  location and size of these settlements is simply  unknown. FDL Europe has combined EO and AI to create spectral and  textural networks to automate mapping of these settlements to enable  governments, aid organisations and businesses to better protect and support  these communities, enable infrastructure planning  and promote  long term security.