CIRCULAR PIVOT IRRIGATION, UKRAINE, 17TH SEPT 2017
📷 BY WORLDVIEW-3, 30CM RESOLUTION

Agriculture & Forestry

PLANT HEALTH DATA IN PRECISE DETAIL

 

Satellites allow you to monitor large areas of foliage without ever having to step foot outside. Near infrared sensors can see things that your eyes can’t, allowing you to make smart decisions about the management of large areas on a small budget.

Monitor Remotely

Want to know about deforestation in the tropics? Or how the growing season is going in Africa? We can show you exactly how the situation is, and you don't even have to leave your office.

Land Use

Satellite imagery enables you to accurately assess how much land is being used, and what it is being used for. Spectral band analysis can even tell you what is being grown.

Vegetation Health

Monitor the growth rates of your crops and forests, and know exactly when and where to intervene when necessary. Estimate your yield, and plan better for the future.

PRECISION FARMING

The WorldView constellation has more spectral diversity and better spatial resolution than any other fleet of satellites – allowing you to see more of what is actually happening on your land. A near-infrared (NIR) image like this one shows the healthy vegetation as red, and is sensitive enough to discriminate between types of plants, their stage of maturity, and changes in plant health before they are visible to the human eye. This enables:

  • Early warning of health problems
  • Data for calculating yield
  • Optimising harvest timing
  • Monitoring of weeds, insect pests, or diseases
  • Irrigation system planning and inspection
  • Managing water resources and soil quality

RESPOND TO CHANGE

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then two pictures tell a whole story. These very high resolution images of farmlands were taken over the course of a year, and the changes are clear. Regular monitoring provides accurate and unbiased data for:

  • Ensuring global food security
  • Extracting trends in plant health and productivity
  • Validating activity and compliance
  • Localizing inputs such as fertilizer
  • Smart and timely management decisions

MANAGE SUSTAINABLY

Very high resolution satellite imagery is detailed enough to show individual trees, which allows precise monitoring of forest assets. It is ideal for:

  • Detecting illegal logging
  • Estimating the number of trees in a forest
  • Estimating losses after a windstorm
  • Calculating carbon stocks
  • Identifying tree stress and pest infections
  • Supporting firefighting efforts
  • Protection of natural forests

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