Now days environmental planning, monitoring, change detection, mapping and modeling is best done using satellite sources ranging from the raw satellite image to different semi-processed data. For Environmental applications there is no best technology at present than using satellite data. In here Geospatial tools is useful to help you transform the data to information you want on the environment. Our company works on projects focusing on Environmental assessment and monitoring, impact study, mapping and status assessment. We make use of satellite images since 1972/3 to the present to accomplish any of your environmental requirements.
Some of the environmental applications include:
- Environmental Planning: satellite Image based planning of the landscape give a comprehensive view of an area. It helps planners to define spatial problems and design multifaceted alternatives. As a plan show the future it must be knowledge based.
- Environmental Management: In this regard also geospatial information systems provide an interactive tools and robust ways of analysis. Forest management can be a classical example here.
- Environmental Impact Assessment: We have working knowledge of the Environmental Impact Assessment study. What makes us unique in this regard is we use high resolution satellite images for the Assessment which reduces the intensive field work
- Environmental Monitoring and Conservation: satellite images provide short term or long term monitoring options of the environment. The high temporal frequency Images like SPOT NDVI provides an option to look at an area I 10 days interval since 1998. The very high resolution images like the geo-Eye help us to see vegetation species composition and canopy. It is possible to identify sites suitable for conservation and prioritizing for reaction.
- Wetland management: Wetlands are indicators of the environmental status as they are very responsive to changes. In this regards also it is possible to reconstruct past- present-future trends and implications of wetlands.
- Wildlife and habitat: As a science of spatial distribution, variation and interaction GIS can help in wildlife surveying and habitat related Analysis.
- Climate change: The climate has been changing and the adverse effect is manifested in many ways and areas. How is this change and effect related and are there adaptation mechanisms? What are the substitution effects of our adaptation actions? All these and related spatial questions can be addressed well in geospatial information systems well.
- Pollution: In this regards also Geospatial techniques provide a set of alternatives on mapping propagation, containment, severity, and vulnerability. Point source and Non point source pollutions can be mapped and effects can be quantified.