Mapping different types of spaces – urban, agricultural, natural, etc. – to create geographic and thematic databases
Determining land use is to comprehensively map a territory. It helps understand its underlying structure and spatial dynamics. This map is produced from satellite and/or aerial imagery which are analyzed using photo interpretation or digital classification.
SIRS, with over 20 years of experience in the domain, is the undisputed French leader in the production of land-use databases.
SIRS generates databases:
– for all types of environments: urban, rural, coastal, mountainous, Mediterranean, tropical, desert
– spanning different territorial sizes: transnational, national, local, or that of just one site
– at all spatial scales: from 1:1000 to 1:250,000
– using optical or radar data, aerial or satellite imagery (MR, HR, VHR)
– at mapping resolutions: from 100 m2 to 25 ha
– with nomenclature: all types (from Corine level 1 to Corine Biotope, client nomenclature, etc.)
By mapping a territory at different dates, it is possible to analyze it diachronically by highlighting the changes in land use: urban spread, economic transformations, or conversion into wetlands, meadows, hedges, etc.
A land use database is a fundamental and valuable tool for territorial planning.