Aratos Technologies, always thinking how to offer more and better tools and fulfill the clients’ needs, has developed a new tool that calculates two Land Cover Ratio indexes, the Farmlands to Forest areas ratio index and the Pastures to Forest areas ratio index.
ADC now provides integrated use of satellite navigation data in the form of tracking vehicles or people through gps and providing information about them, all depicted in the ADC’s user interface.
Tracking vehicles and people can be useful for civil protection services and local authorities for land and sea monitoring, as well as monitoring a person of interest due to restriction or protection circumstances. It is also useful to a wider audience of users and consumers who want to track a specific order, or even a person in need of medical treatment (e.g. an Alzheimer patient that wandered away).
ADC now includes a new service: Daily updates of Snow Cover maps as received from satellite data.
Snow cover is of great importance to scientists in order to monitor Earth’s climate. Snow covered areas reflect 80-90% light resulting in Earth’s surface cooling and more outgoing radiant energy.
Snow Cover combined with Land Surface Temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius result in creating sheet of snows on the ground. These sheets of snow result into snowmelt, which is very important for areas that use it as drinkable water. It is also very important for farmers who use it as a means of irrigating their crop fields.
ADC now includes a new service: Hourly updates of Land Surface Temperature (LST) as received from Eumetsat satellites. Land surface temperature is a measurement of how hot the land is to the touch and is different from the air temperature used in weather reports. LST values shown on ADC’s map interface are measured in Celsius degrees over areas of 3 square kilometers.