Because more and more people are living in cities, this means that cities are growing and changing all the time. To manage this growth, we need to monitor change detection in cities to see what’s happening and what we need to do. Change detection monitoring means comparing pictures of cities taken from satellites or planes at different times to see what has changed, like new buildings, land use changes, or changes in green areas.
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.
Going off-the-grid is a trend that is highly relevant with the times we are living in; considering all the carbon emissions and concerning climate change stats there are out there. As South Africans; the first thought which I guarantee comes to mind is to escape the reliance on our crumbling Eskom; but looking further, more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies have already received significant results by using solar power.
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.
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.
As a company with a focus in Forestry Monitoring and Conservation, our carbon footprint is important to us. We are proud to announce that we have signed up with Ecologi to aid in offsetting our carbon footprint whilst planting our own forest which we can monitor on a weekly basis via their amazing platform. We encourage all business owners to follow the link below to learn more about how your business can be involved in saving our planet.