Cloud cover has always been a problem for companies that rely on satellite or aerial imagery in tropical locations such as Papua New Guinea (PNG), where the ground is obscured for up to 90% of the year. Geoimage has created the first low-cloud Landsat image mosaic for PNG using multiple scenes from the Landsat satellites. The new ClearView-PNG product has taken the cloud element out of the imagery to reveal what lies below and allow consistent mapping at 1:50,000 scale across the entire country.
Remotely-sensed satellite images of large areas provide a bird’s eye view of the landscape, which supports a range of activities essential for industry operations. Satellite imagery, digital surface models and supplementary spatial datasets can all assist the planning for and construction of vital infrastructure.