The collected data from the satellite can provided information on the total areas of cities, villages and rural areas, and help in selecting the suitable locations for their expansion and distribution of residential, services, and commercial areas. In addition to the monitoring of traffic and human and urban development.

In 2007, following an 18-month process of research, analysis, consultation, and design, SOM submitted the Bahrain 2030 National Planning Development Strategy (above images).

Some of the important areas of Satellite remote Sensing Applications related to urban planning and management include:

  • land use and land cover monitoring and mapping
  • Urban growth modeling
  • Cadastral mapping and surveying
  • Large scale mapping for urban and rural mapping
  • Road planning
  • Infrastructure monitoring