Bluecham SAS Uses Hexagon Geospatial’s Solutions for Accessing Remote Sensing Data

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Environmental resource management firm using Hexagon Geospatial Software for monitoring mangroves in New Caledonia – South Province, City of Dumbéa

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“With the Hexagon Geospatial solution, we can process all remote sensing data types (including those from the latest satellites) very quickly,” said Rémi Andreoli, Head of Space Applications at Bluecham SAS.

Hexagon Geospatial announces that Bluecham SAS, an environmental protection and sustainable resource management firm, is now using the company’s software to monitor and classify mangroves for city planning and mining companies in New Caledonia – South Province, City of Dumbéa.

Using satellite data, Bluecham SAS monitors changes, vegetation health, and activities in the mangroves. Due to the nature of its work, the company handles very large satellite image data that can lead to longer processing time. As such, the organization needed to simplify and customize its graphical user interfaces (GUI) to optimize overall data analysis processes.

Working with Hexagon Geospatial’s partner Intergraph SG&I, Bluecham SAS implemented ERDAS IMAGINE® and IMAGINE Photogrammetry in its IT environment to tackle slow data analysis workflows as a result of large-sized input imagery. From there, Bluecham SAS links scientific production and environmental decision-making with its web-hosted IT solutions.

“With the Hexagon Geospatial solution, we can process all remote sensing data types (including those from the latest satellites) very quickly,” said Rémi Andreoli, Head of Space Applications at Bluecham SAS. “For example, we can process 50 GB of Worldview-2 data 10 times faster than with our previous data processing chain. We have also increased the accuracies of geographical location from 1.5 m to less than 50 cm.”

In the New Caledonia region, mangroves provide for fisheries and wood, and their economic value is estimated between USD 200,000 – 900,000 per hectare per year. These tidal forests, classified as a natural heritage, are faced with hazards ranging from cyclones to tsunamis that can greatly affect the fragile landscape and ecosystem.

Click here to learn more about this implementation. In addition, on October 2nd, Hexagon Geospatial is hosting a webcast highlighting how IMAGINE Auto DTM, an add-on module to IMAGINE Photogrammetry, can extract a new dimension of information from imagery. Click here to register.

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