Swift Geospatial Blog2022-07-11T13:54:18+00:00

Welcome to our Remote Sensing and GIS Blog.

Find out more about our remote sensing and GIS based solutions such as forestry monitoring, mine monitoring and agricultural monitoring.

2021- Year in Review

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

Remote sensing and ethical, sustainable sourcing

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.

Ending deforestation by 2030: How realistic are the bold promises of COP26?

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.

The Superhero of Geospatial Technology: Remote Sensing

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.

Geography is cooler than you think: GIS is changing the world

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.

Using SMART Technology To Monitor Mines

Using the best satellite imagery technology currently has to offer, Swift Geospatial can assist with cost-effective, time-saving strategies, including disaster prevention. In this article we focus on monitoring for mine management and how our high quality imagery empowers one not only for decision making purposes; but also to detect - with immediate effect - if any risks or triggers are activated as and when they happen.

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