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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

2021-12-09T10:04:55+00:00Swift News|

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.

2021-10-07T13:35:59+00:00Ideas, Innovation, Swift News|

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.

Going Off-Grid: Not Only A Smart Move; But A Sheer Necessity

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.

Monitoring for Ecosia: A Sneak Peek Under The Hood of Swift Geospatial’s Processing Platform

Swift Geospatial will be providing Ecosia with the vital [...]

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