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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Swift Geospatial will be providing Ecosia with the vital [...]
We are proud to announce our plantation satellite monitoring partnership with Ecosia. As the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine, to date, Ecosia has planted more than 128 (and actively counting!) million trees across over 30 countries worldwide, all in the name of good-will. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, this aspiring initiative recently identified a shortfall; in order to improve the integrity of their services, the on-going monitoring of their trees was required.
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.