Application of Remote Sensing for Engineering and Construction
Application of Remote Sensing for Engineering and Construction


Remote Sensed satellite images provides an economical, accurate and rapid means of obtaining quick assessment for any significant construction or engineering project, e.g., airstrip, bridge, dam, water, power plant, sewer, industrial park, canal and storm utilities, etc., the first phase of site selection and evaluation. One goal of this phase is to obtain information about surficial materials (granular, cohesive, permeable, non-uniform, etc.), thickness of the soil mantle, nature of the bedrock, drainage, presence of unstable materials and conditions, presence of subsurface solution cavities, fractures, joints, faults, etc.

Timelapse Animation of Construction in China

Timelapse Animation of Construction in China

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(QuickBird Satellite Image - DigitalGlobe - © 2010 All rights reserved)

IKONOS Image of Palm Islands Timelapse Animation of Palm Islands Construction
The Palm Islands, UAE - Construction
Timelapse Animation of Construction on Palm Islands, UAE
IKONOS Satellite Images
December 2001 - October 2003
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(Image Credits: Left: Copyright © 2010 GeoEye/SIME. All Rights Reserved. Right: Copyright © 2010 GeoEye/EUSI. All Rights Reserved.)

Satellite Images of the Palm islands construction project helped engineering companies organize, plan and monitor Dubai's number one tourist destination. The three large man-made resort islands (Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira) are built on the shorelines of Dubai, UAE which added 520 km of beaches to the city. Two of the islands are designed in the shape of a date palm tree and the most current project, island Deira will shaped in a corniche which is estimated to be completed by 2015. The islands are artificial peninsulas constructed of sand dredged from the bottom of the Arabian Gulf which is sprayed by dredging onto the required area in a process known as rainbowing due to the way the sand arcs when sprayed. The outer edge of each Palm's encircling crescent is a large rock to breakwater. The island supports luxury hotels, freehold residential villas, unique water homes, shoreline apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, health spas, cinemas and various diving sites.

Remote sensing data from Satellite Sensors such as GeoEye-1, WorldView-2, Worldview-1, QuickBird, IKONOS, Spot-5, ASTER, aerial photography and LIDAR is used in a variety of civil and environmental engineering applications, including site selection, resource mapping, water quality and quantity monitoring, geotechnical measurements, and non-destructive testing. Satellite Imagery analysis of surficial materials measures and provides inventory on land and water resources. It embodies traditional engineering disciplines of data analysis, photogrammetry, and surveying, as well as emerging areas of image processing, geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) technologies.

QuickBird Satellite Image of China

Pan Sharpened QuickBird Satellite Image of China

(QuickBird — Copyright © 2008 DigitalGlobe)

Tax Parcel Mapping — Friendswood, TX (GIS) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — Civil Engineering (QuickBird)
Tax Parcel Mapping — Friendswood, TX (GIS) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — Civil Engineering (QuickBird)
Tripoli, Libya — Construction (SPOT-5)
Tripoli, Libya — Construction (SPOT-5)

Satellite Imaging Corporation's imaging and GIS team has experience in geographic information system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS) and is qualified in feature extraction, manipulation, and supplementation of satellite images and imaging data.

SIC provides accurate and orthorectified geo-referenced data which is paramount when creating useful satellite images, geographic information system (GIS) data layers, and projects. When the original data from the satellite or aerial sensors is transformed to display elevation terrain models, vegetation types, or urban and rural developments, every layer of data within a project must be perfectly overlaid through orthorectification. We provide many services, including: