This year, the growing Swift Geospatial dream-team celebrated our 5th Anniversary. Through access to the powerful technology provided by our partners Esri, Maxar, Planet, and Capella Space; Swift Geospatial has become more than a GIS company as we have taken it upon ourselves to apply these sophisticated tools in ways that contribute towards the healing of our planet. From participating towards the ending of deforestation, to mastering platforms for smart disaster prevention and innovating a MWh solar potential dashboard (whew!); 2021 has been a busy yet fulfilling year. And so, from all of us at Swift Geospatial, we wish you a blessed, safe and restful Christmas season. We cannot wait to share with you what we have in store for 2022
Three of humanity's main additions - namely coffee, cocoa and palm oil- are actively contributing towards deforestation. As rainforests are rapidly being illegally logged to make way for these monocrops; we might go so far as to say they are literally costing us the earth. With a global population of 7.9 billion, it's a reality that a vast world-wide majority of our engines are addicted to coffee and chocolate as fuel (let’s not forget the palm oil in that packet of mass-produced cookies). We therefore need to put deforestation to an end, and fast. Read on for what satellite monitoring can do to ensure ethical, sustainable sourcing.
COP26: World leaders have been so bold as to promise an end to deforestation by 2030. That is a short 8 years from now - not a long time at all in the grand scheme of saving our planet. Considering an area of forest the size of 27 football pitches (that’s about 2 625 hectares) is lost every minute. Indeed, the loss of forests - the earth’s carbon sinks - are a huge contributing factor towards climate change and global warming.
Swift Geospatial is powered by incredible technology. To some it may seem supernatural at times; and with constant advancements each year we are only starting to appreciate the wonderful benefits of remote sensing. But just what is remote sensing? It is commonly described as the process of detecting and monitoring the physical characteristics of an area by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance. Our latest blog article delves into further detail to explain just what it is that we do at Swift Geospatial.
Whoever you are, you need Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to improve your management schemes and to make smarter decisions. Period. Knowing where things happen matters not only to your business, but also to our livelihood on earth in its most basic form. Geography is cooler than you think: it is shaping the world around us.
It is that time of the year again! Yes, Swift Geospatial has turned five years old. However, this year seems different. I believe Swift Geospatial has officially fast-matured into a world class GIS and Remote Sensing company. Admittedly, the journey to get here has indeed had its ups and downs- but with these many invaluable wisdom-gaining lessons have been learnt along the way.
Our Beta Structure Suitability Solar Potential (MWh) online portal showcases the benefit of this data set in being able to identify which structures across the country are ideally suited for solar panels and hence solar power offerings. Solar companies looking to increase their solar panel footprint are then able to clearly earmark which structures to approach with their solar solutions.
With a global move to tighten the current regulations around mine tailings monitoring and disaster prevention, mining houses are searching for methods to assist in a proactive monitoring solution which not only provide insight into the tailing dams but can greatly assist the general mine manager in a range of ongoing monitoring aspects.
Today we celebrate Arbor Day - A day dedicated to trees. Traditionally on Arbor Day, the most effective way to celebrate is to plant a tree. Our latest article takes a slightly different angle and asks the question, what happens after the trees are planted? Follow the link to learn more about why forestry monitoring is vitally important in our battle against climate change.
Today is International Day of Forests for 2021. A great initiative to raise the awareness of the importance of our planets forests. This years theme is "Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being." Our latest article highlights some solutions currently in play that could be of a greater importance in the future. Such as Carbon Credits and what it could mean for the industry of forestry.