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Skyward Talks On Advanced Mapping

Skyward Talks On Advanced Mapping
(From Left) Shyam Lodhia, Mathew Joseph, Kevin Rotsaert. Photo: SHEETAL PRASAD
May 23
08:30 2015

The Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing (GIS/RS) is a crucial component to any industry.

GIS/RS is essentially a system aimed at the management, mapping and analyzing of features on earth.

Whether it is to do with the population data, advanced agricultural mapping or health monitoring, it is possible.

Skyward Industries will begin mapping larger parts of Fiji shortly with their latest systems.

Skyward Industries Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Kevin Rotsaert was part of the day long forum on GIS/RS early this month where he presentation in relation to mapping in agriculture.

“Such a system, used properly, can be applied virtually anywhere, with the aim to provide accurate information that will assist in making various decisions based on any geographical component(s).”

Mr Rotsaert says when it comes to agriculture, GIS/RS is very important in determining various key pieces of information.

Skyward Industries has been very interested and heavily involved in advanced digital mapping for various partners and organizations internationally for over a year now.

“Advanced mapping is something the company prides it’s self in whereby our systems take the extra step in digital mapping, data acquisition & processing to produce maps with a great deal of enhanced uses.

“Our advanced maps produce high resolution three dimensional models (3D), capable of numerous ground calculations, advanced modelling, terrain water flow management, volumetric calculations, cadastral,  just to name a few.

“As a result, Skyward is very proud to say that Fiji is now a part of this global technological leap in GIS/RS and we’re very excited to have been working and continue to work with government and the private sectors in Fiji.”

Mr Rotsaert had mentioned in the recently held GIS User forum, “We’re collaborating and testing with the sugar industry to help manage sugarcane and other various agricultural products more effectively through our plant health maps”.

“In collaboration with government, we will begin with creating complete 3D models of Fiji’s main urban areas that will assist in current and future infrastructure development and planning.




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