We recognize the need for accurate data acquisition, storage, manipulation/analysis and presentation.
In addition, it also recognizes the fact that development of land and other resources require careful consideration of environmental consequences. Natural and man-made features of a site must be studied as interrelated factors in order to understand the probable effects of any proposed development plan hence, the need for data integrity.
Utilizing satellite imagery and other remotely sensed data (whether passive or active), scientists and decision-makers can truly evaluate the large-scale resources. Evaluating impacts of projects on the environment has been enhanced by remote sensing data, which has been used to develop information on existing land cover for environmental projects.
At RICHFLOOD, processed images are merged with Intergraph map data; land cover and ‘sea-farming’ sites are produced in our contingency plans with two keys:
- One showing plant species formations, the locations of farming sites and residential areas that may be at risk.
- The other for the fight against pollution which identifies usable infrastructure and oil installations.
In the event of threat /hazard, the map can be used as the basis for pollution fighting strategies and deployment of emergency resources. The size of the threat in conjunction with proximity of large sites (residential or farmlands) shown on the map helps to determine the nature and extent of emergency plans deployed.