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.
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.
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.
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.
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