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Landsat Photography Leads to Newly Discovered Vast Water Reserves in Drought-Prone Northern Kenya

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Thanks to the satellite photography of Earth’s land surface, via Landsat, providing the optical satellite imagery in the RTI’s WATEX mapping system, the natural resources exploration firm – Radar Technologies International (RTI) – recently discovered vast water reserves in drought-prone northern Kenya.

The aquifers were detected with the WATEX System, RTI’s state-of-the-art, space-based exploration technology.

The Landsat images can delineate human-scale processes such as urban growth, agricultural irrigation, and deforestation.

Although the scenes have only 78 percent of their pixels, these data are still some of the most geometrically and radiometrically accurate of all civilian satellite data in the world. Landsat data is used as a valuable resource for decision makers in such diverse fields such as agriculture, forestry, land use, water resources and natural resource exploration.

Please click here to read the CBC news report “Massive New Water Reserves Discovered In Kenya.”

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