4th Aug 2015

Detecting artificial water points using freely available satellite data and open source software

By: Harry Jon Foord Owen, Clare Duncan and Nathalie Pettorelli Abstract Deserts are among the most poorly understood biomes in the world, currently experiencing among the […]
22nd Jun 2015

Application of hyperspectral remote sensing for flower mapping in African savannas

Source: Science Direct – Elsevier Abstract We tested the suitability and accuracy of hyperspectral data to produce the first African flowering and short-term floral cycle map. […]
28th Aug 2014

SUPER-RESOLUTION POST-PROCESSING FOR SATELLITES WITH YAW-STEERING CAPABILITY

Abstract We describe a method for improving Earth observation satellite image resolution, for specific areas of interest where the sensor design resolution is insufficient. Our method may […]
28th Aug 2014

Mapping Swelling Soils

Introduction Jones and Holtz (1973) estimated that shrinking and swelling soils cause about $2.3 billion of damage annually in the U.S. alone. Expansive soils have been […]
28th Aug 2014

OPTIMIZATION OF FOREST REHABILITATION PLANNING

Abstract The study mainly investigates the ability to provide a guideline on the exact areas available for rehabilitation and determine the most desirable species that are […]
28th Aug 2014

Monitoring Displaced Population

Application field Humanitarian relief support, mission planning, conflict prevention, crisis monitoring. From a humanitarian point of view, there is no doubt that the most critical parameter to be […]
28th Aug 2014

INTEGRATIVE USE OF SAR AND OPTICAL DATA FOR FOREST MAPPING IN THE CONGO BASIN

Abstract This study presents an innovative processing chain and various test results for using both SAR (PALSAR) and optical (such as AVNIR, LANDSAT) data in an integrative […]
28th Aug 2014

Geoinformation in gully erosion studies in the Taita Hills, SE-Kenya, preliminary results

Introduction Gullies are “relatively permanent steep-sided water courses which experience ephemeral flows during rainstorms.” They propagate upward and have distinctive propagating head. They tend to cause […]
28th Aug 2014

Forestry in Nigeria: A brief historical overview, phases of development and present challenges

Abstract Nigeria is blessed with a large expanse of forest cover but this important resource is not sustainably used, managed and/or conserved. Historically, forestry development in Nigeria began […]
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