Remote Sensing

Imagery can be an important primary source of data for mapping, helping to provide greater insights by facilitating detailed analysis of our physical landscape. Mallon Technology offers a comprehensive range of remote sensing and image interpretation services that will assist your organisation in leveraging additional benefits from satellite and aerial imagery.

Through classification, orthorectification, mosaicking, re-projection and image interpretation techniques we can help you gain the highest return on your imagery investment. Our highly experienced imaging professionals are able to process your imagery, combining remote sensing, photogrammetry and radar into a single product.

What is Remote Sensing?

  • What is Remote Sensing?

    What is Remote Sensing?

    Remote sensing is in essence non-invasive Earth Observation. This involves the processing, interrogation, classification and analysis of airborne and satellite imagery, leading to the establishment of information regarding the surface and subsurface of our planet.

    The spectral and spatial characteristics of an aerial image can contain invaluable information regarding land use and land cover – from the identification of environmentally sensitive areas, to identifying locations best suited for urban or industrial development.

    Remote sensing techniques can effectively open new windows into the unseen world via sensors attached to Earth Observation satellites and specialised aeroplanes. These can be combined to produce incredible information such as the health of vegetation, the salinity of rivers and streams to the discovery of sites ideal for mineral exploration.

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones have become an ever present part of modern life. They are being put to use in a wide range of different situations across a host of different industries and their use is presenting new opportunities in the field of remote sensing.

    Despite the expanding amount of free and easily accessible satellite imagery, it is not always enough to satisfy the demand of every project. Satellites often do not cover specific areas, offer high enough resolutions or capture the necessary times of study. Drones are able to fill the void between satellite imagery and ground surveying, offering higher resolution images and the ability to cover very specific areas of interest.

    The scale and affordability of drones means there is a wide range of applications that can benefit from their use. Common uses of drone imagery include, precision agriculture, change mapping, disaster risk management, habitat monitoring and the mapping of coastline or soil erosion.

    At Mallon Technology, our experienced team of remote sensing analysts are able to process imagery from a UAV or drone. Our comprehensive package of remote sensing and image interpretation services will help you to identify any changes or issues affecting your landscape, ensuring that you are able to use the information to make informed and important decisions.

Remote Sensing Services

  • Image analysis and classification

  • Data conversion

  • Orthorectification

  • Colour balancing, mosaicking and compression

  • Land cover mapping and terrain categorisation

  • LiDAR editing and classification

  • Map and report generation

  • Feature capture and update

  • Spatial modeling and analysis

  • Terrain creation, editing and analysis

Remote Sensing Applications

  • Agriculture


    Precision agriculture

    Monitoring of crop status

    Estimation of crop yields

    Identification of individual crops

    Vegetation health monitoring

  • Coastal


    Monitoring of shoreline changes

    Identification of erosion prevention zones

    Identification of contaminated coastlines

    Tracking of sediment transport

    Mapping of coastal features

  • Hazard Assessment

    Hazard Assessment

    Creation of emergency strategy plans

    Assessing impacts of natural disasters

    Identification of hazards and obstacles

    After event mapping of affected areas

    Creation of risk assessment models

  • Natural Resource Management

    Natural Resource Management

    Protection of sensitive wildlife habitats

    Tracking changes in land use

    Identification of urban regeneration zones

    Identification of mineral rich areas

    Identification of illegal logging or mining

  • Oceanic


    Monitoring of ocean circulation and current systems

    Monitoring of ocean temperatures over time

    Wave height measurement

    Monitoring changes in sea ice levels and thickness

    Monitoring of salinity levels