Gas and oil remain the significant sources of energy in different parts of the globe despite extensive criticism from various sectors. These two commodities usually lie deep under the ground, and their exploration can be challenging due to multiple factors. Fracking is one of the methods used for oil and gas exploration, but the technique can be dangerous.
Many drilling companies believe that the process of fracking can help recover trillions of cubic feet of shale gas underneath different parts of the UK. However, fracking is controversial due to earth tremor fears, and the process is also costly.
Instead, new technology like gas sniffing drones can play a significant role in the surveying of land for these precious commodities. This technology can help prevent things like dangerous gas explosions as well as unsafe working conditions. If you have an interest … Read the rest
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles/UAVs, have been gradually making their way into more and more industries as their true potential is explored.
Drones prove a unique, real-time view of an area, something that was once unachievable, and this is now being used to great effect in farming, agriculture, and environmental research.
With these tools, environmentalists and farmers can track the growth of a crop, the movements of a herd and important environmental concerns, all from a safe, convenient spot.
The use of drones in environmental monitoring starts in agriculture
Drones have been used by farmers for a while now, as they are increasingly seen as the ideal tool for monitoring large areas of land.
The best way to gain a better insight into the health and success of farming field is from the air, and these unmanned … Read the rest
Environmental Remediation And Landfill Management
The job of managing and maintaining a landfill site is a difficult one that requires constant planning inspection, reporting and readjusting in order to best make use of the area.
As this can be a time-consuming venture with a lot of hard work and careful collaboration, it helps to be able to use the very best tools and software to improve performance.
In May 2015, GIS became involved in a government-funded project to determine the potential of drones and cloud software in the maintenance of these landfill sites.
The efforts are currently one year into a 2 year period, but some interesting lessons are already being learned.
The use of drones in environmental remediation has great potential and GIS aimed to prove this
Drone mapping helps site managers by providing plenty of up-to-date data on … Read the rest