GAF AG has recently successfully finalised two consulting studies about the utilisation of Earth observation, GIS technology and other source imagery. The aim of these was to assist the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) in the development of Remote Management, Monitoring and Verification (RMMV) Guidelines for its Financial Cooperation Project Suite. Both studies included practical hands-on sessions and the provision of recommendations about how to apply these technologies effectively and optimise use of the ever-increasing plethora of Earth observation data sources for RMMV purposes. These sources include open licence and commercially licensed data.
Figure: Typical Very High Resolution image chip displaying various road and infrastructure construction features. Extent and status of construction features and equipment can be confirmed and documented. Construction activities in various forms constitute typical projects, which are financed by KfW in the frame of Germany’s financial co-operation.