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.
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3 March – World Wildlife Day - Celebrated in 2021 as the theme "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet". This years theme is aimed at highlighting the crucial role forests, forest species and their ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally. The use of satellite-based remote sensing capabilities are ever expanding making it possible to monitor management practices occurring at any part of the Planet in a timely manner and assist in decision forestry decision making.