Thank you again for participating in the improved version of our second round. I think we can say this was a success for crowdsourced aircraft localization! We have been very happy with the results and also the clever use and re-use of different methods, including from round 1. That’s what open source should be about!
I still haven’t received all of your codes, hence some of the delay, but wanted to confirm that everything is in order so far. The final numbers have been as follows:
|Submission ID||Type||Team Name||Participants||RMSE - 2D Distance||Coverage||Private Score (RMSE)|
|118626||Team||nwpu.i4Sky||fei, lecterz, lhang_2k, mouyitiany, oyyfcyber||141.073||0.70017474||154.574029|
What will happen now is similar to Round 1:
- We will contact the winners about the awards (prize money and travel awards to the OpenSky Symposium) and where to send them.
- We will open source the codes on our Github Account and also provide the ground truth along with it.
- Finally, we will look to do a write-up on this competition in form of a scientific paper. This can (will) of course take some time but some of you have already registered their interest in being part of this.
Likewise, we will keep thinking about a live localization version without future data (we have thought along similar lines as @sergei_markochev in the other thread) but this will not be any time soon, so you can relax. We may also consider other aviation or space-related data challenges in the future, after our good experiences this time around.