Swift Geospatial Blog2021-11-03T13:33:48+00:00

Welcome to our GIS Blog.

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

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.

Smart disaster prevention: monitoring your mine’s Tailing Storage Facility (TSF)

Monitoring your mine’s Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) is not merely a legal requirement, but a life or death responsibility. After all, the horrific (and fairly recent) case studies of TSF mismanagement catastrophes bear witness to the paramount importance thereof. Enter Swift Geospatial’s innovative methodology for TSF monitoring. Using the latest, most streamlined, high resolution and cloud-free satellite imagery technology available to date; time-savvy mining managers may remotely check their tailings dam status on a weekly basis.

5th Anniversary

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.

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