Pleiades-1A Satellite Image, Satellite Imaging Corporation

High-resolution cameras installed in satellites as well as GPS satellites have enabled scientists to monitor geological changes and study their effects, especially on the safety of nearby communities. Satellite images resulting from revisiting the same geographic areas provided very important information in the study and understanding of many geological phenomena that have a direct impact on our lives.

Some of the Remote Sensing applications related to geology include:

  • Rock type classification and composition
  • Route planning for access into mining areas
  • Geology and mineral prospection
  • Geological Unit Mapping useful in oil and mineral exploration
  • Lithological and structural mapping
  • Geo hazard mapping
  • Subsurface 3D modeling