Testimonials & Use Cases

Creating a buzz: How satellite imagery brought awareness to deforestation and illegal mining in a National Park

More than half of Venezuela is forested land, but according to the Global Forest Watch, the country has lost 3.2% of its tree cover in the last two decades, with eight regions alone responsible for 55% of total tree cover loss. Environmentalists are subsequently raising the alarm seeing that forested areas not only absorbed greenhouse gases, but also contribute to the economy.

SOSOrinoco was established in early 2018 to shed light on the existing body of work, especially regarding the situation in the Amazonas and Orinoco regions of Venezuela, to raise awareness of the tragedy that is occurring, and to outline some urgent measures that need to be taken to halt the unfolding human and environmental disaster.

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When your town is burning, every second counts

Tracking fires at the urban-wildland interface with Planet Labs and Radiant Earth Foundation
Cape Town is world renowned for its scenic beauty. Table Mountain looms large over the city, with the urban environment wedged between its steep cliffs and the oceans surrounding the Peninsula. These attractions draw millions of tourists every year and entice locals to build their homes in close proximity to the natural environment. But this proximity comes with substantial risks. The natural vegetation of the region — an evergreen shrubland locally known as ‘fynbos’ — is prone to regular, high severity fires.

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My 10-Year Challenge: Glacier National Park

How I used a meme and satellite imagery to show the devastation of climate change — and you can too.
The effects of climate change aren’t always big shocks — often, it takes place over the years. What better way is there to show what we have lost than using a fun internet meme like the “10-year challenge?” I used the Radiant Earth Foundation platform and historical US Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat satellite imagery to show how glaciers have disappeared from Glacier National Park — and, following my process, you can produce an image just like it.

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Improving your Company’s Workflow with Radiant Earth Foundation

H2O Geomatics is a Canadian Earth observation company that has been around since 2014. The organization has worked on a variety of remote sensing contracts for both the European and Canadian Space Agencies and has also expanded into the commercial sector. A large part of their portfolio includes creating Earth observation products to support the agriculture, energy, and insurance industries. In their article, they discuss how Radiant Earth Foundation’s platform has helped make a positive impact on their work.

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Satellite Imagery in Support of Land Rights in Mozambique

Geospatial data and the expertise to interpret it can be helpful to journalists who are researching and reporting complex stories, such as the movements of populations at the intersection of land rights, ecotourism, and political power.

Contentious land development on the Mozambican side of the border with South Africa was billed as a way to protect rhinos and elephants from poachers while providing jobs for the local Cubo community and water for their cattle. However, according to the local villagers, it turned into a land grab by South African conservationists and tourism businesses, aided by corrupt politicians, bribes, and false promises.