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Technologies for Value-Added Processing of Remote Sensing Data

Remote sensing data enable obtaining operational and objective information on underlying surface, natural and man-made objects, the environmental conditions, emergencies and natural events.

The remote sensing methods have significant advantages over conventional in-situ methods and airborne facilities in terms of instantaneous viewing of vast territories including remote and inaccessible regions as well as taking images of objects and territories of interest at regular intervals. Unique capabilities of satellite imaging in various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum allow for digital multi-band imaging, thermal IR imaging as well as all-weather imaging over radio region in cases of continuous cloudiness that is rather common over the Russian territory.

Remote sensing data provides geosciences with new possibilities for different research activities. Satellite observing facilities provide unique data needed for studying the Earths ecosystems and anthropogenic factors affecting them, satellite data has a great potential for economical activity and nature management.

By now there has been gathered worldwide a large fund (million terabytes) of digital satellite images that cover the Earths surface totally and considerable parts of regions with multiple coverage.

For years the NTs OMZ has been engaged in research efforts on application of remotely-sensed data to various thematic tasks. The techniques developed for satellite environmental monitoring based on different resolution data from the Russian and foreign spacecraft have been implemented through the soft hardware using public geoinformation packages like ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, ArcGIS, Microstation, MapInfo, and others.

Amongst the remote sensing tasks, the main areas are as follow:

  • Detection, monitoring, and assessment of natural and man-made disaster effects;
  • Monitoring of the environment and natural resources;
  • Monitoring of agriculture and forestry;
  • Monitoring of land, coastal, and marine ecosystems.

Consumers may be offered with thematically processed image data on any region required in the following forms:


  • Satellite images with geographical location and in a specified map projection;
  • Ortho- transformed images of terrain over specified territory including generation of composite image (orthophotoplan) of city, region, area, pipeline route or transmission facilities etc;
  • Evaluative schematic maps of natural and anthropogenic object condition;

  • Digital vector (thematic) layers for GIS of different purpose;
  • Updated digital map materials (updating in maps of hydrography, road network, vegetation, settlements etc.);
  • Integrated sets of raster, vector, and attribute data;

  • 3D models of objects and terrain;
  • Thematic local, territorial GIS including with the possibility of object representation in 3D form;
  • Analytical treatment results of a territory based on digital maps and data bases produced;
  • Materials prepared for printing, paper images and maps.


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