Detecting Deforestation

Using geospatial technologies to better understand the changing environment

Illegal gold mining in the Amazon

Twenty years of gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon has negatively affected local communities and ecosystems. The destructive mines leave behind a barren, mercury-polluted landscape. Using high-resolution satellite imagery, geospatial data, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, organizations can detect, monitor and assess deforestation caused by illegal gold mining in the Madre de Dios region of Peru.

Finding the right mapping solution

The sizes and skills of GIS teams vary greatly. As the source, Maxar offers a range of solutions from do-it-yourself imagery access to automated change detection and GIS-ready datasets.

Imagery basemaps

Maxar imagery basemaps provide a stunning, high-resolution and seamless image layer to support mapping, visualization and analytics across the globe.

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A SecureWatch subscription gives you on-demand access to the world's most recent high-resolution satellite imagery and geospatial data.

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Persistent Change Monitoring

This data layer highlights broad-area change over 35 years.

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BaseVue Land Use/Land Cover

At 30 m resolution, this global LULC is up to date and consistently prepared, utilizing multitemporal, semi-automated classification.

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Map data

Choose derived geospatial datasets for your specific mapping applications.

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Understanding the changing environment is just a few clicks away

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