Normalised Difference Vegetation Index or NDVI is a method of determining crop health by measuring how well the crop reflects light. Images can be capture via satellite, aircrafts or UAVs. NDVI is a particularly useful tool for farmers and agronomists, because it helps them to easily track their crop or pasture performance.
The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS) within RMIT University recently undertook a pilot project to determine the feasibility of using machine-learning ability to identify occupied ground surface car spaces using aerial photography (NearMap) and satellite imagery from Sentinel-2.
The Coastal Climate Change Impact Assessment project is a great example of how our solutions assist our clients to better manage their natural and built assets. By integrating geographic and environmental data for the entire Victorian coastline, we provided advanced spatial analyses to address some of Victoria's most pressing environmental, economic and resource issues.
This year at our annual client Christmas party we were joined by guest speaker, Mark Balla. Mark is the founding director of We Can’t Wait. who provide sustainable sanitation for schools in the developing world.
International GIS Day took place on November 15. Since 2015, GIS Cloud have run a GIS Day Contest to promote initiatives and project ideas that influence technological advancement and sustainability in local communities around the world
At the most recent Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards one of our staff, Danielle Cherubin won the Young Professional of the Year Award. Danielle was nominated by her peers for the award. Danielle was surprised and delighted on the night to win the award.
Recently, the Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards were held in Melbourne. The awards are the spatial industry’s premier gala event where organisations and individuals are acknowledged for their outstanding contributions and achievements. MinView successfully won the award for Technical Excellence.
In conjunction with John Wiley and Sons, Spatial Vision has recently completed work on the 9th Edition of the Jacaranda Atlas, the pre-eminent student atlas in Australia. This is the third edition Spatial Vision has worked on for John Wiley and Sons, and we continue to improve and expand the content of the atlas with detailed data and new design.
The latest Mapscape datapack was released in July this year. Released yearly using the latest authoritative data, it delivers high quality, pre-tiled topographic information at multiple scales. Edition 8 boasts several new layers including Coastal datasets and improved Cartography.
Currently, Victoria’s most valuable fishery is the Rock Lobster Fishery, which is accessed by both the commercial and recreational fishing sectors. While the commercial sector is highly regulated and under strict quota management, there is no information on the level of catch taken by the recreational sector or even the number of recreational fishers participating.