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.
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.