Industry Solutions : Water Resources

As the world population increases and the natural resources decreases, our water resources are becoming more and more valuable. Managing and improving our current practices are vital in ensuring we have a sustainable fresh water supply.

As the world population increases and the natural resources decreases, our water resources are becoming more and more valuable. Managing and improving our current practices are vital in ensuring we have a sustainable fresh water supply.

The use of satellite imagery and state of the art customized solutions derived from remote sensing enable water managers and users to accurately manage and analyse water resources.

GEO Data Design with a large established footprint in Africa provide operators with high resolution imagery and software simplifying water operations, reducing costs and creating value added output. Volumetric measurements, digital terrain modelling, water catchment calculations is the type of technical analysis possible with imagery and GIS software solutions. With high resolution imagery from DigitalGlobe and Airbus Defence & Space combined with GIS, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Software from Hexagon Geospatial, GEO Data Design can offer clients with the top of the range geospatial solutions in addressing water related challenges.

Applications Include:

  • Selection of dam sites
  • Watershed prioritization
  • Reservoir storage monitoring
  • Catchment area treatment plans
  • Irrigation command area monitoring
  • Reservoir submergence area study/rehabilitation studies
  • Conjunctive use of surface water & ground water
  • Monitoring water logged areas
  • Source wise irrigation mapping
  • Hydrological land use
  • Inland navigation
  • River basin studies across countries/states

With high resolution imagery from DigitalGlobe and Airbus Defence & Space combined with Imagery and GIS software from Hexagon Geospatial, GEO Data Design can offer clients with the top of the range geospatial solutions in addressing water related challenges.

Analysing and Managing Water Resources

Recommended Data Sources

Geo Data Design recommends the following Satellite Imagery and Elevation Data for use in Water Resources projects:

High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Sensor Resolution Multispectral Bands*
GeoEye-1 40cm/50cm Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic
Worldview-1 40cm/50cm Panchromatic
Worldview-2 40cm/50cm Coastal/Blue/Green/Yellow/Red/Red Edge/Near Infrared 1 & 2 + Panchromatic
WorldView-3 30cm/40cm/50cm Coastal/Blue/Green/Yellow/Red/Red Edge/Near Infrared 1 & 2/SWIR + Panchromatic
Quickbird 60cm Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic
Pléiades 50cm Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic
SPOT6/7 1.5m Blue/Green/Red/Near Infrared + Panchromatic

High Resolution Elevation Data

Dataset DTM/DSM Resolution Contours
Mapping 2m, 4m, 8m 16m
Precision 2m, 4m 8m
Very High Precision 2m 4m
Elevation 1 1m 3m
Elevation 4 4m 5m
Elevation 8 8m 10m
Elevation 10 10m 10m
Elevation 30 30m
WorldDEM 12m
These products are available as DTMs or DSMs
Contours are only available for DTMs
Included Processing: Hydro enforcement, road flattening and shaded relief

Recommended Software

ERDAS IMAGINE

Highlighted Add-on’s

  • IMAGINE Photogrammetry
  • VirtualGIS

GEOMEDIA PROFESSIONAL

Highlighted Add-on’s

  • Geomedia Mapping Manager
  • Geomedia 3D

DATA MANAGEMENT AND SERVING SOLUTIONS

Highlighted Add-on’s

  • APOLLO