Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Land Cover and Change Detection
Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Land Cover and Change Detection

Satellite Remote sensed data and GIS for land cover, land use and its changes is a key to many diverse applications such as Environment, Forestry, Hydrology, Agriculture and Geology. Natural Resource Management, Planning and Monitoring programs depend on accurate information about the land cover in a region. Methods for monitoring vegetation change range from intensive field sampling with plot inventories to extensive analysis of remotely sensed data which has proven to be more cost effective for large regions, small site assessment and analysis.

Satellite Imaging Corporation provides a large amount of satellite remote sensing data at different spatial, spectral, and temporal resolutions by using the appropriate combination of bands to bring out the geographical and manmade features that are most pertinent to your project for detecting changes. Satellite Image data is expected to contribute to a wide array of global change-related application areas for vegetation and ecosystem dynamics, hazard monitoring, geology and soil analysis, land surface climatology, hydrology, land cover change, and the generation of orthorectified digital elevation models (DEMs).

Color Infrared Green Vegetation Index Soil Index
Color Infrared Green Vegetation Index Soil Index

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Satellite Imagery Analysis allows for:

  • Fast and accurate overview
  • Quantitative green vegetation assessment
  • Underlying soil characteristics

Satellite remote sensing is an evolving technology with the potential for contributing to studies for land cover and change detection by making globally comprehensive evaluations of many environmental and human actions possible. These changes, in turn, influence management and policy decision making. Satellite image data enable direct observation of the land surface at repetitive intervals and therefore allow mapping of the extent and monitoring and assessment of:

  • Crop health
  • Storm Water Runoff
  • Change detection
  • Air Quality
  • Environmental analysis
  • Energy Savings
  • Irrigated landscape mapping
  • Carbon Storage and Avoidance
  • Yield determination
  • Soils and Fertility Analysis
  • Identification of
Wetlands Encroachment Irrigation Pattern Production Monitoring
Wetlands Encroachment Irrigation Pattern Production Monitoring
Crop Health Variations Urban Forest and Turf Soils and Fertility Analysis
Crop Health Variations Urban Forest and Turf Soils and Fertility Analysis

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Satellite Imaging Corporation can provide automated datasets for vegetation and land cover use by updating your projected area and incorporating a more recent image to determine the changes. Evaluation of the static attributes of land cover (types, amount, and arrangement) and the dynamic attributes (types and rates of change) on satellite image data may allow the types of change to be regionalized and the approximate sources of change to be identified or inferred.

QuickBird Satellite Image Vegetation Index

Wetlands Encroachment Irrigation Pattern Production Monitoring
Green Vegetation Index Soil Brightness Map Vegetation Hue (color)
Wetlands Encroachment Irrigation Pattern Production Monitoring
Change Map Sharp Vegetation Index Black and White
Wetlands Encroachment Irrigation Pattern
Color Infrared Natural Color

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Satellite Imaging Corporation utilizes and provides advanced Remote Sensing techniques, Color and Panchromatic image data processing services including orthorectification, pan sharpening with image data fusion, image enhancements, Georeferencing, mosaicing and color/grayscale balancing for GIS and other Mapping applications.

Satellite Imaging Corporation offers satellite imaging acquisition from various commercial satellite sensors providing different resolutions including

Satellite Sensor Resolution at Nadir

Rapid Acquisition

RUSH tasking orders for satellite image data around the world are accepted by SIC in support of live events, natural disasters, global security, and various other applications in which FAST delivery of image data is critical. In most instances, we can provide image data within 24 hours after the initial data has been acquired and delivered via FTP and DVD media. A Spanish version is also available at http://www.satimagingcorp.es.

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