DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery Used to Monitor Forests in Russia and India

Digital GlobeDigitalGlobe has announced that the company is seeing a spike in the demand for its satellite imagery offerings in the inventory and protection of a county’s natural resources.

The company said that some of its recent customers for forestry mapping and monitoring include India and Russia, DigitalGlobe said Thursday.

Russia has renewed its high-resolution satellite imagery contract with DigitalGlobe’s re-seller in the country for a third time in a row.

The company said that Russia uses its technology to detect changes in large areas, identify illegal logging and map inventory.

According to the company statement, Russia contains 22 percent of the world’s forests.

DigitalGlobe has won a contract from an Indian state, 30% of which is covered by forest or 95, 000 sq. km., to provide imagery that will support development and conservation programs.

The company says it expects further forest monitoring contracts in developing markets such as Brazil, China and Africa.

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