Drones can fly at different altitudes and give high quality images of different resolutions. Collect data, use spatial analysis, image processing to monitor health of forest, assess damage due to forest fires and other disasters, identify areas for afforestation drives.
- Monitor Health of forest by using remote sensing algorithms of NDVI, PVI, VARI, etc. Thermal sensors help track the spread of forest fires. Change detection analysis to monitor increase or decrease in the forest areas.
- Collect data using field GIS applications to maintain a repository of forest data with details of native species, soil conditions, ecological hotspots, invasive species.
- Monitor the forest areas for illegal encroachments, illegal tree cutting, fencing which can harm the biodiversity of the area.