Forestry Blog2022-12-12T09:48:50+00:00

Welcome to our Forestry Monitoring Blog.

Follow us as we embark on a journey of explanation and exploration into the world of forestry and how our monitoring platform will assist in growing the forestry industry.

WoodBiz Africa – October 2022

About GFP, News & Media|

We are proudly featured on the cover of WoodBiz Africa's October edition.  Read more about how our platform aims to consolidate geospatial forestry monitoring into an online tool that is used across the board to enhance key decision making at all phases in the timber plantation lifecycle. From planning to planting and ongoing monitoring of plantations across the world. The Geospatial Forestry Platform has been developed by Swift Geospatial, one of the world's leading GIS and remote sensing companies, to actively change the forestry industry through technology. 

NDVI – Normalised Difference Vegetation Index

GIS Tips|

One of the most useful outputs available in the Geospatial Forestry Platform are the NDVI images that are derived from satellite imagery. But what is NDVI? This abbreviation stands for "Normalised Difference Vegetation Index", and it is a measure of photosynthetic activity in vegetation. Simply put, it is a measure of how well a plant is growing, and we are able to monitor it through high quality satellite imagery.

Examples of site species matching at work

Site Species Matching|

Certain species have characteristics that make them suitable for certain products or uses and are therefore a preferred choice from a commercial perspective. However, if the available sites to plant these species do not have the requirements that provide optimal growth for that species, then it will not perform successfully, leading to potential losses or crop failure. Below are examples of specific species’ characteristics and where they might do well as a commercial crop.

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