Earth Observation

Make sure you are maximising value from EO data

Return to GIS


Earth Observation (EO) has been identified as a key growth area. There are an ever increasing amount of satellites launches planned and many already in orbit today. Never has there been so much choice for users. High resolution images, more multispectral data sets (at varying spatial resolutions), huge programs are now in place to provide detailed information about the surface of the planet (for example the Copernicus program

How can EO data add value to your workflows?

  • Provides regular data about the area you are interested in.
  • Allows terrain models to be built that can, for example, help scout projects
  • Detect change in the environment
  • Provide detailed mapping, backdrop, contextual information

The EO4OG project contains plenty of information about the further value EO data can bring, this project identified 57 onshore products that could be derived from EO data and 47 offshore products most can be derived from a combination of elevation data, high resolution imagery and or multispectral datasets. The question is:

Are you getting the full value from your EO data sets?

Useful links