Case Studies

  • 03.13.15

    Imagery central to updating Nigerian countrywide maps

    Nigeria is the most populous African country; the seventh most populous nation in the world. Gaining independence in 1960 and subsequently struggling with coups and civil war in the years following, today the country is characterized by a stable democracy and fast-growing economy. A wealth of changes to the landscape and infrastructure have occurred since independence was declared, but planners and government officials relied on dated analog maps for land, environmental and resource-use decisions.
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  • 07.22.14

    Satellite imagery pivotal to Russian Federation forest inventory

    The Russian Federation is the world's largest country in total land area with vast forests that make up 20 percent of the world's woodland. The timber industry is an important driver of the Russian economy, estimated to generate more than $20 billion per year. Monitoring illegal logging activities, classifying parcels and determining ownership over millions of square kilometers is a formidable task for the Ministry of Natural Resources and its mapping agency, Roslesinforg.
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  • 06.03.13

    Integrating imagery with GIS for controlling wildfires

    Forest fires continually threaten remote communities of the far northern part of Canada's most populated province.
  • 06.03.13

    Streamlining workflow at LSA associates

    LSA environmental and community planning decisions depend on high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery.
  • 06.03.13

    An EPA-wide solution for obtaining and sharing Earth imagery

    Aerial views provide a valuable visual backdrop that helps EPA staff set up projects.
  • 06.03.13

    Waldo canyon fire demonstrates FirstLook responsiveness

    High winds, dry fuels, and extreme temperatures combined to create a massive fire storm outside Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 06.03.13

    A monitoring technique for the springs of the Great Artesian Basin

    The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is one of the only reliable sources of fresh water throughout much of inland Australia.