GIS (geographic information systems), GPS (global positioning system) and remote sensing technology supports environmental management for natural hazards and disasters, global climate change, natural resources, wildlife, land cover and many other applications. Satellite Imaging Corporation (SIC) integrates orthorectified satellite image mosaics to create single, data-rich images for intelligent GIS mapping to achieve a multi-layered result for many types of analysis.
Satellite imagery greatly enhances a GIS mapping project and serves as a source of information and data to support analysis and classification for geospatial assessment and modeling. The WorldView-4 satellite sensor with 30cm panchromatic and 1.2m 4-band multispectral imagery and the WorldView-3 satellite sensors with a resolution of 30cm panchromatic and 1.2m 8-band multispectral imagery is becoming a great resource for environmental management and wildlife monitoring and analysis.
SIC combines orthorectified satellite image mosaics with extracted vector and client-supplied attribute data to create single, data-rich images for GIS maps to achieve a multi-layered result for many types of analysis. SIC can also produce DEMs and 3D Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) for many industries GIS applications utilizing high and medium resolution mono and stereo satellite image data.
Global Climate Change
GIS Mapping for Environmental Management
GIS, has a very important role to play in environmental management. GIS, GPS and remote sensing technologies provide tools to researchers to help them to understand, visualize, intergrate and quantify available research data.
Land cover maps and databases can be created from satellite imagery or aerial photography and are then stored and digitized (feature extraction) to create geospatial databases in a GIS environment.
Feature extraction services include structures and facilities (buildings, bridges, airports, etc.), land use, land cover, vegetation classification (agriculture, forestry, environmental, mineral), water bodies, well locations, soil types, pipelines and more.
GIS assists environmental managers the production of GIS maps that can show how our natural resources respond to change over time including coastal, vegetation and geological.
GIS Map integrated with Pleiades 3D ArcScene (0.5m)
Ditigal Terrain Model (DTM) 1 meter
Bingham Canyon Copper Mine, Utah, USA
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GIS Mapping for Wildlife Conservation
GIS, GPS and remote sensing technology provides wildlife conservationists and researchers with informed management decisions to help identify habitats and protect species to assist in decision making where conservation efforts are needed the most.
High resolution satellite imagery can give researchers increasingly up-to-date geospatial data and information for monitoring wildlife migrations, poaching activities, habitat mapping and tracking endangered species in remote areas of the world to assist in management and conservation activities.
GIS technology allows researchers to track wildlife in the remote areas of the world. The GIS data collected from GPS and high resolution satellite imagery or unmanned aerial systems allows researchers to identify and monitor wildlife movement, patterns, species numbers, behaviors and to assist in the prevention of poaching.
Successful applications in GIS technology for wildlife management has demonstrated how this tool can provide valuable information to researchers and conservationists.
WorldView-3 Satellite Image (30cm) Monitoring Alaskan Caribou
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