As human development pressures grow, the impact of conservation spending tends to decline. To help offset this decline, conservation planning and management actors are increasingly turning to geospatial data to achieve greater efficiencies and impact. Understanding landscape structure, with its inherent heterogeneity of habitats, is crucial for biodiversity conservation.
Highly accurate terrain data has become indispensable to a wide range of organizations engaged in conservation activities, from state and federal agencies to NGOs, academia, land managers and private corporations. Detailed geospatial data enable users to understand human impacts on specific areas, to identify conservation priorities, and to monitor progress over time in delivering on conservation commitments. Geospatial data can, for example, provide a clear picture of what habitat types exist on a conservation reserve and how they change over time. They can also help to maximize resources by focusing conservation efforts on vulnerable areas where they will have the greatest impact, such as areas requiring emergency conservation management. In addition, governments rely on geospatial data to report on protected areas under international commitments such as the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
VeriDaaS’s method and technologies for geospatial data acquisition offer the potential for significant cost savings relative to time-consuming field surveys. VeriDaaS’s Geiger-Mode lidar is optimized for collection with unprecedented accuracy and detail on wide area projects. VeriDaaS’ high-definition Geiger-Mode lidar enables collection at rates well beyond current linear lidar and delivers higher-resolution imagery from multiple angles with higher sample rates, larger arrays and higher sensitivity. This enables better-informed and lower-cost management of protected areas and species.