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wildfire Blog Posts

Taming Wildfires with Vegetation Management

News

Every year, wildfires consume millions of acres of land around the globe. Such fires triggered by a combination of electrical networks and extreme weather include the 100,277-hectare Lutz Creek fire in British Columbia, “Black Saturday” in Victoria, Australia, and the Camp Fire in California in November 2018, which destroyed over 150,000 acres, […]

Pilot Program Pushes Boundaries for Wildfire Detection

Stories

The most recent wildfires throughout western North America have re-emphasized the need for early wildfire detection and validation. Time and resources are in short supply for emergency responders, who have a short window to detect and assess wildfires to help prevent the most damage. “Time and resources are both in short supply […]

How Swift Geospatial is Creating Positive Change in Forest Management

Tech

Today is the International Day of Forests, created by the United Nations to help raise awareness about how forests can help humans generate environmental sustainability, create food security and produce thriving economies. Forests are also known for their carbon-capturing abilities and are one of our best defenses against the threat of climate […]

The Kincade and Saddleridge Fires, Dallas Tornadoes and Japan’s Typhoon

News

As natural disasters continue to leave their mark on communities and environments, satellite imagery is proving useful to journalists as they inform the public about these important events. Here are some examples of how satellite data can be utilized to help monitor environmental catastrophes. Kincade Fire Over a thousand firefighters are currently […]

Monitoring Wildfire Risk Using Space and AI

News

Planet, Salo Sciences, and Vibrant Planet are announcing a partnership to develop the California Forest Observatory (CFO)—a new platform that will dynamically map forest structure and fuel loads down to the tree level, statewide. Combining satellite imagery and artificial intelligence (AI), along with weather, climate, population, and infrastructure data, and supported through […]

Northern California Wildfire Satellite Data Available For Access

News

A state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Butte and Yuba counties has been declared as more than a dozen wildfires rage across Northern California. In response, we are making our satellite data available to everyone that needs it.  High resolution SkySat imagery shows wildfires sweeping through the hills northeast of […]

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