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.
Infrastructure Servitude Encroachment Monitoring
Using daily high resolution satellite imagery, we are able to monitor illegal dwelling encroachment into areas around power lines, pipelines, roads and servitude areas regarding municipal infrastructure. Aside from the illegal use of land and encroachment on servitudes being a violation of property rights, illegal encroachment into areas such as power lines and pipelines can pose a serious safety risk to individuals living in those areas as well as the surrounding communities.
What is Regenerative Agriculture?
The idea behind regenerative agriculture is to create a cycle of life that supports both the plants and the animals on the farm, and also helps the environment around it. For example, healthy soil can store more carbon from the air, which is good for the climate. It can also hold more water, which is good for preventing droughts and floods.
Free Forestry Monitoring Modules
The Geospatial Forestry Platform (GFP) can provide useful insights to aid in the successful management of your forestry resource. The platform provides solutions to both commercial and small-scale forestry through a Geographic Information System (GIS) in a user-friendly package. Swift Geospatial understands the need for access to accurate contextual information about your woodlots and trees.
It’s Time To Consolidate Your Forest Monitoring
Our Geospatial Forestry Platform is designed to package forestry monitoring solutions into a a set of easy to digest online dashboards that are straightforward and customizable. Essentially, the GFP delivers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for your tree monitoring requirements.
The Geospatial Monitoring Platform
Swift Geospatial are proud to launch their essential forest monitoring and geographic information system (GIS) aptly named, The Geospatial Forestry Platform.
Climate change: new rules for companies to help limit global deforestation - Swift Geospatial is positioned to assist in providing data and analytics in combating deforestation and providing traceability.
ESRI South Africa Women in GIS
Celebrating the launch of Esri South Africa's Women in GIS 2022 publication – featuring our very own Nyasha Mureriwa. Swift Geospatial invites you to get to know the invaluable female members of our team and what motivates them and their passion for GIS and remote sensing.
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.