Satnews Daily
September 19th, 2014

Proteus FZC + DigitalGlobe—You Can See The Forest For The Trees (Imagery—Webinar)

[SatNews] Proteus FZC will discuss its use of high-resolution WorldView-2 imagery to derive accurate forest inventory and tree classification maps in Abu Dhabi during a free webinar with DigitalGlobe.
The webinar is entitled Vegetation Analysis in the Desert Using Satellite Imagery and is part of the ongoing DigitalGlobe LEAD Webinar Series and will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. BST (7:30 a.m. U.S. EDT). Please register for the webinar at this infopage link.
Richard Flemmings, Proteus Project Manager, will offer insights into a recent 20-million tree mapping and classification project performed by Proteus FZC in Abu Dhabi. As an extension to an Emirate-wide habitat and land use/land cover project, Proteus applied advanced processing algorithms to the multispectral and panchromatic WorldView-2 image data to differentiate many tree species and assess the condition of individual trees, critical for irrigation management.
“This project demonstrates the viability of using very high-resolution satellite imagery to quickly and cost effectively create baseline vegetative inventories within diverse land-use areas,” said Flemmings. “The mapping technique used in Abu Dhabi can be applied to create forest and vegetation inventories of other species anywhere in the world.”
Since 2011, Proteus has been delivering solutions for mapping and classification projects using multispectral satellite imagery. These mapping projects have been delivered for environmental, oil & gas, engineering and other coastal zone applications in Europe, USA, the Middle East and Caribbean.
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