SERVIR, a joint initiative of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), works in partnership with leading regional organizations worldwide to help developing countries use information provided by Earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies for
The tenth Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) Conference of Ministers meeting was held in Kigali, Rwanda from 21- 22nd November,
The MODIS Fire Information System at RCMRD integrates remote sensing and GIS technologies to deliver fire hotspot zones/points within Eastern and Southern Africa using MODIS data received via the MODIS receiving station at RCMRD. The moderate resolution imaging spectrometer (MODIS) on board the Terra (EOS Am) and Aqua (EOS pm) captures data in 36 spectral bands, with bands numbers 20 – 25 being thermal bands ingested daily into the fire system.
Monitoring land cover change over time is essential to understanding ecosystem health, biodiversity, forest carbon cycling, and much more. Land cover/land use (LCLU) data and maps are critical components for climate monitoring applications such as Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reports. LCLU changes, due primarily to deforestation,