31 July, 2018
Near Real Time Forestry Monitoring Innovation
Remote sensing has been used for
large scale earth observation for years to gather data in the form of
multispectral satellite imagery, which can be used for monitoring purposes. The
forestry industry at large has not used remote sensing due to the lack of
consistent high-resolution imagery and the ability to transform this data into useful,
In the past, planted and natural
forestry could only be monitored in a cost-effective manner using low to
medium-resolution satellite imagery. These satellite sensors provided valuable
information, but often the image resolution and frequency were of poor quality.
This has all changed now with the introduction of Planet; Planet is a satellite
constellation comprising of 188 nano satellites of 3 metre resolution capable
of taking an image of the entire land mass of the world every single day. This technological
innovation within the earth observation and remote sensing environment has now
expanded our views of what is possible on medium to large scale monitoring
projects. However, the problem remains; how does this data become knowledge and
assist in decision support throughout the forestry industry?
Swift Geospatial has been working closely with
industry leaders to better understand the requirements of the forestry manager
and organisation as a whole. We believe that our innovative forestry monitoring
solution now delivers on those requirements.
Our solution's deliverables are
illustrated in the above diagram, which depicts the following services, all in
near real time:
- Fire break status report
- Felling/Harvesting status
- In-field personnel status
All the above outputs are displayed
through an online web-application that we custom build for each client. You can
now have near real time information on your entire forestry plantation or
natural forest through satellite monitoring using the latest in satellite
technology. The example below shows a typical harvest/felling progress that can
be seen in the online web-application.
Having the ability to track felling
daily throughout your plantation not only offers insight from contractor
monitoring to the ordering of seedlings but can be used for the identification
and monitoring of potential illegal logging and associated activities.
Swift Geospatial is currently monitoring over
1 000 000 Hectares of planted and natural forestry throughout Africa.
Our monitoring solution is ever expanding to meet the further requirements of
today's evolving modern forestry practices. Please follow this link to our
forestry monitoring solution animation for a better understanding of our
products and solutions: www.swiftgeospatial.solutions/forestry/
Please feel free to contact us for
12 348 9555
Source: Swift Geospacial Solutions