Today Geographic Information Technology is being used world-wide to assist in developing monitoring programs for different natural resources ranging from coastal zone management to monitoring biodiversity in the Selva Maya. GIS is a resourceful technique used in measuring a countries natural resource assets. Data can be collected from the land, vegetation, soil and geology which are parts of natural resources and then mapped using GIS technology. These data are collected using remote sense techniques through aerial photographs or satellite imagery. Once collected the data can then be visualized in maps and applications can be created to help conserve natural resources. Below is a list of how GIS is used for natural resource management:
GIS and Natural Resource Management
- IT Applications for Natural Resources – We can help you build applications that monitor and capture data to analyze changes.
- Hazard and Risk Management – We develop early warning systems to help reduction of natural hazards.
- Change Detection – Easily visualize changes on maps over time periods.
- Natural Resource Inventory – Geo reference different areas of an environment.
- Environmental Monitoring – Graphical data helps monitoring the environment to detect problems and predict outcomes.