Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Sports and Tourism
Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Sports and Tourism


The Tourism, Eco-Tourism and Leisure industries currently use remote sensed satellite imagery, aerial photography, LIDAR and GIS for new presentation and proposal strategies that will maximize the promotional appeal of tourism and their main assets, which include a unique landscape and scenery, an impressive cultural heritage and a wide range of sports facilities and other tourist amenities. Resort, hotel, property owners, tour guides and travel agents use satellite images, GIS mapping and 3D visualization for tourists to acquire any information on their desired location.

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.

Publishers, editors, magazines, maps and tour guides all use this advanced technology, tourist maps is one of the most necessary and useful tools for travelers in providing information such as natural resources, tourist spots, services and entertainment places. With the advanced technology today tourists now can acquire and download via the internet, cell phone and palm pads, 3D visuals with high resolution satellite imagery, aerial photography, GIS and GPS, that allows you to be at your desired location or region in quicktime. Satellite Images and Aerial Photos are applied for visual and educational purposes to improve conveying information of a location or a region and its surroundings and facilities. The combination of digital elevation models (DEMs) with satellite imagery is the basis for the development of 3D views, virtual flights and panoramas.

Gorda Key, Bahamas — Disney Cruise Lines Mangilao Resort, Guam
Gorda Key, Bahamas — Disney Cruise Lines (IKONOS) Mangilao Resort, Guam (QuickBird)
Ancient Sands Golf Resort — Tourism (QuickBird) Bora Bora — Tourism (IKONOS)
Ancient Sands Golf Resort — Tourism (QuickBird) Bora Bora — Tourism (IKONOS)
Paris France — Tourism (QuickBird)  
Paris, France — Tourism (QuickBird)  

Satellite Imaging Corporation has been producing products from satellite imagery for over a decade and provides satellite images of the highest quality at high resolution from theGeoEye-1, WorldView-2, Worldview-1, QuickBird, IKONOS, and Spot-5satellite sensors. SIC produces clear, captivating simulated views of almost any location local or remote from high resolution satellite sensor and aircraft data, with our In-House GIS mapping production our team can process, georeference, extract features and classify your image data and process clear views over large areas with detailed resolution at realistic costs for your industry's needs.

The sample 3D terrain visualization scene provided below is a combination of digital aerial photography with a pixel resolution of 0.25m and a 5m LiDAR DTM.

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