The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) operates several projects that provide detection data to governments where illicit crops are grown including Colombia, Peru and Bolivia (for coca), Afghanistan, Laos, and Myanmar (for opium), and Morocco (for cannabis).
The UNODC makes use of some of the latest functionality in Geomatica including the Smart GeoFill tool to perform operations such as cloud patching. Combined with extensive airborne verification and integration of other sources of information, the UNODC has developed one of the most operational and efficient illicit crop monitoring systems.
The UNODC makes use of Geomatica for several important steps in collecting information from earth observation for illicit crop monitoring. Mosaicking is performed using the best available and most recent imagery from Landsat using OrthoEngine.
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