Lecture and Practical on Using Satellite Data in Agriculture and Food Security

February 25, 2017

On February 16th, the Spatial Mapping and Analysis Research Group (SMARG) and the ISEPEI Project organized a brown bag lunch and practical session on "Using Satellite Data in Achieving Food Security". The open lecture and practical were conducted by Elizaveta Khazieva, a CEU alumna from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. Currently she is a Project Manager at the Russian Cartography Agency, where she is responsible for development and implementation of the Agency’s Geographic Information System for spatial data management and business workflow.

During the brown bag lunch, both theoretical aspects and case studies involving the application of satellite technologies and GIS for agricultural monitoring were presented and discussed.

The theoretical introduction was followed by the practical session on remotely sensed data collection and image analysis in ArcGIS. Through this hands-on-experience, participants got introduced to techniques of overgrown area detection and agricultural crop identification using Landsat satellite data.