National Center for Vegetation Cover Development (NCVC) chooses Hexagon remote sensing tech to monitor vegetation

1 November 2023

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 1 November 2023

Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division announced Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Vegetation Development and Combating Desertification (NCVC) selected Hexagon’s remote sensing solutions to monitor, evaluate and study the country’s vegetation coverage.

At an estimated 2 million square kilometers, Saudi Arabia is comprised of diverse terrain with a variety of vegetation – from forests and pastures to coastal areas. The program, launched by Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture HE Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, managed through NCVC represented by Dr. Khaled Al Abdulqader (CEO of NCVC) and facilitated by Geosystems Middle East, in partnership with Planetek Italia, GeoSpace International and Hexagon, will monitor change in vegetation cover at afforestation project sites, monitor change in land cover area, calculate rain levels and density of vegetation cover as well as monitor and maintain plant health. It will also contribute to the monitoring and maintenance of the mangrove forests along the Saudi Arabian coasts.

The project is the latest in an ongoing effort by the kingdom to promote sustainable development that improves the quality of life in accordance with the goals of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.

“Hexagon is honored to assist Saudi Arabia in building a more sustainable future by furthering afforestation and combating desertification with our advanced geospatial solutions,” said Jürgen Nerz, senior vice president, MEA, Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division.

Hexagon will be providing ERDAS IMAGINE solutions for remote sensing, photogrammetry and geospatial analysis; ERDAS APOLLO for enterprise data management; GeoMedia for GIS mapping; M.App Enterprise and LuciadLightspeed for building geospatial applications in Java; and LuciadFusion, an all-in-one server for publishing large volumes of data.

To learn more about Hexagon’s geospatial solutions, visit the website.

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