Pixagri is a comprehensive service, available worldwide, that provides farming professionals with more control over practices and fertilizers.
Pixagri helps you detecting sub-field and inter-field variations at an early stage, thereby providing more precise information on which to take better decisions. By giving the “big picture”, it also lets you identify problems and thus spend less time walking in the fields.
Our maps are delivered in image formats (e.g. GeoTIFF) compatible with most of geographic information software, thus allowing you to conduct sub-field and inter-field analysis from your office or in the field. Map files are interoperable and supported by a range of mobile and on-tractor systems.
We also deliver fully annotated and printable maps in PDF format, giving you a strategic picture of crop condition at field level. Sub-field details allow you adapting seed density and optimizing the application of inputs (e.g. water, fertilizer).
The analysis of these maps generates direct quality benefits by helping you to optimize investment and effort through:
• Farm diagnosis: inter-field and sub-field variations, identification of sources of variability, analysis to determine whether practices fit objectives.
• Support in optimizing practices to meet your short- and medium-term objectives.
•Monitoring implementation of new practices and their effectiveness.
The planning, design and management of infrastructures require a in-depth knowledge of the territory and its dynamics.
It is essential to have updated information regarding the risk of landslides, their localization, delimitation and speed to plan and manage new infrastructural networks (motorways, railways dams and industrial sites).
The monitoring of infrastructure instabilities and terrain displacements (landslides, subsidence, etc.) is based on the Persistent Scatterers technique. The technique proposed requires a minimum of 20÷30 interferometric SAR acquisitions for the generation of the first displacement map. The updates of the first map can be done every 3÷5 new acquisitions. The update rate is then defined on the capability of the SAR sensor to revisit (interferometrically) the same area.
Preciso® landslide is a service of territorial mapping designed for the monitoring of large infrastructures, which supplies detailed information on:
• Localization of areas at risk
• Degree of landslide activity
• Timely identification of subsidence phenomena
• Optimization of monitoring in situ
• Planning emergency maintenance intervention
• Infrastructure and works managers and builders
•Updated knowledge of ground conditions
•Continuous monitoring of landslide areas
•Limited cost of service management
•Safeguarding of investments
Dynamic forest monitoring
Spacebel offers a suite of forest services based on the dynamic monitoring of local and regional territories. These services aim to provide cost-effective solutions to private forest owners and public authorities for improved forest management practices.They are based on the use of multitemporal SENTINEL-1 and SENTINEL-2 image analyses in combination with field collected samples. For the more locally targeted services, very-high resolution optical imagery is used. A dedicated mobile application supports standardized field data collection and forest parcel management from the tip of the fingers.
The “Major Tree Species Identification” service identifies the main tree species, from basic coniferous/deciduous distinctions to finer differentiations between species. The validation of the results is made through in-situ sampling.
The “Tree Counting” service is based on the use of optical Very High Resolution (VHR) imagery and a LiDAR Canopy Height Model (CHM). Based on an object-oriented approach and specific parametrization, individual trees can be detected with a high degree of accuracy. The validation of the results is made through in-situ samplings.
Through multi-temporal image analysis, the “Identification and mapping of significant vegetation changes” service can perform the detection of clear-cuts, illegal logging, burnt areas and wind throw damage in forested areas and helps prioritize field inspection.
Through multi-temporal analysis, the “Emergency Forest Damage Assessment” service provides a rapid overview of potential damages in forested areas, as well as an estimation of damages which can be used to support and speed up the compensation process.
The “Forest Vulnerability Mapping” service provides a historical analysis and monitors the trend in the resilience of forest parcels. It can therefore detect slow and sensitive decreases or increases in forest vigor which occur over long time periods and provide vulnerability diagnostics against potential disease or drought.
In support to the above tools, field inspection and parcel management are supported by a “claim management information service” geo-mobile application in order to collect geospatial information from the field to validate and enhance information on clear-cuts detected from satellites and tally it with the administrative information received. The application offers a standardized way of collecting the necessary pieces of information for the compensation assessment.
Urbanization Growth Monitoring
The Urbanization Growth Monitoring Service is a local service dedicated to urban and land spatial planning users in charge of the setting up and control of local urban plans, of the monitoring of the development of new constructions within the authorised built up area, and of the assessment of remaining available spaces in urban planning documents.
Based on earth observation multi-temporal data exploitation, this service will regularly map urbanization growth and measure the remaining non built up areas available in authorized urbanization zones and which are still open for construction in local urban plans.
Geo-information and maps related to past urbanization situations and historical growth may also be requested through the exploitation of available archive satellite data.
The monitoring of urbanization growth, is needed by Urban and land planning actors in order to monitor the realization of official authorised urban planning directives, to forecast new urbanisation trends and needs, and to help them in their decision making process regarding the regional and local application of spatial and environmental politics, including European directives.
In an environmental approach, the regular measurement of urban zones development is also helpful for green and blue infrastructures assessment , for local biodiversity - green corridors preservation which is linked to the artificialisation of landscapes at local level, and more generally for the setting up of specific indicators and environmental profiles or diagnostics, allowing the monitoring of sustainable development planning tools to be put in place.
This service may also be of interest for local or regional authorities, state services, municipalities, and building or constructions companies.
Water Quality Monitoring
The Water Quality Monitoring provides information about ecological state of the marine environment to the users through a series of physical parameters as:
• Chlorophyll-a (Chl) concentration, the main parameter for establishing the quality of water (EU Water Framework Directive),
• Total suspended matter (TSM),
• Water Transparency/Turbidity (WT) adopted e.g. in the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive,
• Sea Surface Temperature (SST), a parameter involved in all the bio-physical processes of the sea.
The water quality information are provided through maps of above parameters and they are intended to be used by regional and national users supporting their specific monitoring requirements or by private firms for abiding environment regulations or supporting aquaculture.
The products are provided both as non real time or near real time maps and on daily basis, weekly or 10-days and monthly, or as single map, according to the user needs and the availability of satellite acquisitions.
• Environmental monitoring for report (Water Framework Directive, Marine Strategy)
• Optimization and integration of monitoring in situ
• Monitoring of water quality during dredging activities for the installation of new off-shore infrastructures.
• Environmental National and Regional Agencies
• Private construction and engineering companies (infrastructure, pipeline)
•Updated knowledge of sea water parameters
•Continuous monitoring of marine areas
• Limited cost of service management
Flood Mapping service
The Flood Mapping Service, is a regional service dedicated to flood, water / wetlands , river basin, environmental, and land planning management actors.
Based on Earth Observation data exploitation, this service will allow to collect geo-information and maps related to on-going regional (plain) flood or historical hydrological events. During the event, the instantaneous extent of the flood observed at the time of satellite acquisition, associated to the flood impact on the landscape can be delivered shortly after EO data reception. In the case of a long lasting event, flood monitoring products may be provided such as successive flood extents, successive impacts. After the event, flood synthesis geo-information products and statistics (eg: maximum extent and impact, flood duration) may be generated and delivered.
Geo-information and maps related to past events may also be requested through the exploitation of available archive satellite data.
This service allows, through satellite imagery exploitation, the mapping and monitoring of regional (Plain) flood events. This EO derived geospatial information can be exploited for managing the (successive) flood situations, to capitalize EO derived geospatial information on a flood, to contribute to flood atlas constitution for the risk memory , to participate to flood modelization with real cases observations and to improve the flood risk prevention;
This service may also be of interest for civil protection actors, flood announce or forecasting services, local or regional authorities, state services, municipalities, risk assessment and insurance sector.