Land management information

The science of turning data into intelligence

Strategic geospatial information for land management

You own vast amounts of data. Today’s extensive satellite imagery databases contain a wealth of information. As for Effigis, with more than 25 years of experience in designing geospatial solutions, we are experts in the science of querying data and turning it into intelligence.

Your case is unique, and we are committed to generating information that meets your specific needs. We carefully select data sources, then craft a solution that combines the most suitable techniques to extract, process and analyze data. Next, we train artificial intelligence models, query them and validate the results, to provide you with precise and reliable strategic information.




Vietnam is engaged in the generation of clean and renewable energy. To support this initiative, Effigis has implemented a cost-effective solution using satellite imagery in conjunction with artificial intelligence. The goal was to characterize the rooftops that are best suited for solar panel installation.


The management of pesticides and fertilizers on agricultural land is a major environmental, economic and health challenge. Effigis designs solutions that provide reliable information supporting decision-making in terms of optimal application rates. To this end, we use various techniques to track changes in soil moisture content, monitor plant growth, and detect diseases, weeds and pests.

Environment and land monitoring

Land monitoring is paramount to assess change in forests, water bodies and cities. By using satellite image time series in conjunction with object recognition techniques, Effigis designs solutions that keep track of how natural and built-up environments evolve. Our solutions help monitor the state of the environment, speed up natural disaster relief, track reclamation and reconstruction activities, or measure traffic density over time.

Hydrography and oceanography

Ships stranded on a sandbank have devastating human, economic and environmental impacts. More frequent marine traffic in certain areas increases the need for accurate bathymetric charts likely to prevent such accidents. Solutions that merge the abundance of data contained in satellite imagery with the capabilities of artificial intelligence enable mapping and monitoring of shoal movement.

R&D of an automated satellite image interpretation application

Effigis announced a CANARIE federal funding for a research and development project led by principal investigator Yacine Bouroubi, who is a collaborator at Effigis and professor in the Applied Geomatics Department at Université de Sherbrooke. The project consists in developing a software platform that will automate the interpretation of satellite images to identify land use and ground objects.

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Mathieu Benoit

Vice-President – Earth Observation