Businesses in this sector utilize geospatial technology as a vital management tool to preserve natural resources. This technology has been used to develop remote sensing and GIS tools that are now widely used to gather data essential for the effective management of natural resources. These tools allow businesses to improve policies related to environmental sustainability and growth.
Geospatial technology enables information to be captured, stored, analyzed, and presented in an easy-to-understand and cost-effective way. GIS is the science of taking data, converting it into geographical information, storing it, and visualizing it to make informed decisions.
Some of the applications of GIS in natural resource management include:
- Hazard and Risk Assessment
- Change Detection
- Analysis and Modelling