Posted on July 7th, 2020

In Focus – Apollo Mapping Imagery & Academia: A Multi-Sensor Approach for VHR Vegetation Monitoring

Over the many years, Apollo Mapping has helped a countless number of academics and professors source the proper imagery for their grant-funded research budgets. Whether it is 8-band multispectral and short-wave infrared (SWIR) WorldView-3 satellite imagery for land-use land-cover mapping; 50-cm digital elevation models (DEMs) for archaeological research; or synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for monitoring weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in remote regions, we have decades of expertise finding the correct geospatial data source for your next project.

A figure and caption as presented by Ganapathy in his article.

In this regular series, In Focus, we scour the internet to find former Apollo Mapping clients who used our satellite imagery and/or DEMs in their academic research. So without further ado, here is this month’s featured academic article.

Article Title, Author & Academic Institution: The Tsunamite Problem, Ganapathy Shanmugam, University of Texas at Arlington

Key Scientific Discipline(s): geology, sedimentology

Executive Summary: A new approach to classifying tsunamites, which are deposits formed by tsunamis, based on sedimentology is presented in the paper. QuickBird imagery from a 2004 Sri Lanka tsnumai is used to illustrate one tsunamite formation process – and as a fun note, this image was donated to Ganapathy while Brock worked at DigitalGlobe so many moons ago!

Commercial Satellite Imagery Datasets Used: 60-cm panchromatic and 2.4-m 4-band multispectral QuickBird

Are you a former Apollo Mapping academic client who would like to feature your research in a future edition of In Focus? If so, send us an email at sales@apollomapping.com, we would be happy to hear from you again!

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