Digital Maps

Drone Air Photo (DAP)

Land Cover Maps represent spatial information on different types (classes) of physical coverage of the Earth's surface, e.g. forests, grasslands, croplands, lakes, wetlands. Dynamic land cover maps include transitions of land cover classes over time and hence captures land cover changes. Land Cover Maps contain spatial information on the arrangements, activities and inputs people undertake in a certain land cover type to produce, change or maintain it. The yearly moderate-resolution land cover maps do primarily target land cover detection ands their changes, although it's not so straightforward to put boundaries between definitions of land cover and land use classes. The map is provided together with vegetation continuous field layers that provide proportional estimates of vegetation cover for several land cover types.

When you need accurate land cover data for your next land management or environmental assessment project, our land cover products offer a range of options to suit multiple applications, spatial resolution requirements and budgets.

Palm Counting in agricultural plots or designated areas is one of the important data used for agricultural (oil palm). This data can be used to estimate the amount of crops produced per unit. One of the technologies applied for tree counting is the use of remote sensing data such as drone airphoto or satellite images which allow for an overview of large area with no need of field survey. Moreover, the cost of survey per unit is not high.

Oil palm is the second most significant source of vegetable oil after soybean. Oil palm trees are widely planted in more than 43 countries between 10°N and 10°S of the equator. Production of palm oil at the expense of primary forest is of concern in Southeast Asia that offers provisioning and regulating bionetwork services. Observing the oil palm characteristics in the plantation area is valuable to know for oil palm farmers and plantation stakeholders in order to maximize the productivity of planting. Oil palm is one of the main economic crops in Malaysia making it the world’s second largest area of oil palm producer after Indonesia in 2006. These two countries account about 64% of the total world production and 88% of global exports.