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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Remote sensing technology plays a critical role in identification of illicit crops, and software such as Geomatica has been used in some of the countries listed above. The SIMCI project in Colombia leverages open source data and proven image processing methods in combination with expert knowledge and annual overflights over sample areas to estimate the extent of the coca plant growth.