Satellite imagery and spatial technologies help to improve inventory, land administration, sustainable forest planning, timber sales and more. They are actively used for determination of qualitative and quantitative characteristics of timber as well as to assess damage caused by fires, diseases, air pollution and illegal fells.
Effective forest management is based on the information provided by regular satellite images collection. Results of automatic data processing and analysis enable customers’ awareness providing opportunity for efficient management and future planning.
SOVOZND generates general and custom solutions applicable for forest management:
- Identification of forest areas and forest mapping;
- Detailed feature extraction;
- Forest classification using textural and radiometric interpretation;
- Forest classification based on age, level of maturity and biological productivity;
- Plantation height determination;
- Actualization of the taxation database.
- Monitoring of logging;
- Recognition of early signs of tree stress;
- Near-real-time detection of forest and peat fires;
- Forecasting forest fires distribution on the basis of meteorological and pyrotechnics insights;
- Identification and evaluation of burnt areas, monitoring of the emergence of new areas damaged by fire;
- Identification of forest areas completely or partially felled by hurricane winds, determination of areas damaged by windfalls;
- Assessment of economic and environmental damage.
Map of deciduous trees growth
|Example of logging regulations violation – undergrowth is not preserved in most parts of felling area|