There is no doubt that 2020 brought fresh complications and with it the need for innovation across all industries.  With the geospatial industry being brought to the fore, as tracking, monitoring and strategy-creation (based on collected information) became buzzwords across the globe as we dealt with the pandemic.

2020 tought us as a company, that by surrounding ourselves with a strong, passionate team aimed at developing solutions that welcome the advancements within the online space, we are able to approach the future with productive enthusiasm.

At Swift Geospatial, we made a decision in 2019 to move all our systems into the Amazon Web Service (AWS).

By shifting our workforce online, it created remote access that allowed employees to safely work from home. Being in an industry that explores earth observation through the use of satellite imagery showcased, throughout 2020, the value in remote sensing. With individuals no longer allowed to gather information from the field, satellites continued to collect invaluable data which was transformed into knowledge, opening the door for a multitude of innovations and remote sensing products to be developed.

2021 will once again bring it’s share of challenges to the table as the world grapples with vaccination rollouts and finding the right balance of office vs home working environments. This year, we are more prepared than ever to take remote sensing to the next level in improving decision making through better information.

The Swift Geospatial management team would like to wish everyone a safe 2021.

Agriculture Monitoring

Since the beginning of January 2021, Planet 3m resolution satellite imagery has been allowed for use within Agriculture Monitoring. This remote sensing innovation sees daily satellite imagery being used for the first time within South Africa’s agricultural industry.

Currently we are monitoring agriculture fields for in-field stress, health, yield estimates and more. Providing up to date analysis is proving to be a game changer in the agriculture space.

Illegal Mining Monitoring

Satellite imagery remains a key resource in the monitoring exercise for mines throughout Africa.

At Swift Geospatial we are active in numerous illegal mining detection and monitoring projects within the continent of Africa. High resolution satellite imagery provides valuable information towards preventing financial losses due to illegal mining operations and also provides volume calculations for all regions.

Woody Biomass Calculations

Climate change is a real and growing threat to our future and if remains unchecked and unattended will wreak havoc in the years to come.

Biomass calculation and forestry monitoring using high resolution satellite imagery supply a valuable resource in this ecological and environmental battle.

Swift Geospatial is currently performing this analysis within the African continent and is looking at 2021 as the year we grow our product offering in this vital sector.