Eddie is a Geospatial Analyst who studied B.Sc. Forest and Natural Resource Management at Stellenbosch University (2014), joining Umvoto in 2014. Eddie’s constant search for increasing efficiency and supporting non-GIS colleagues to adopt a spatial way of thinking of about problems, saw him being instrumental in shifting Umvoto towards open-source geospatial software; allowing more staff to access GIS. Eddie continues pushing the boundaries, harnessing online remote sensing cloud computing platforms to derive valuable insights from the vast amounts of satellite and modelled data.
Eddie has developed workflows for the remote monitoring of wetlands as proxies for groundwater monitoring, assessing cumulative environmental impacts of crop irrigation frequency, and the analysis of seasonality and trends of vegetation indices to investigate the impacts of groundwater abstraction on vegetation. Eddie has a curiosity for new datasets and methods, actively researching both to stay up to date with the latest developments in GIS and Remote Sensing tools and techniques. This constant learning has proven valuable to clients across Umvoto’s wide range of scientific disciplines.
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One of the challenges of processing and analysing satellite imagery is downloading, processing, and storing of enough imagery to have adequate spatial and temporal coverage to create a product that is useful to Geologists, such as this false colour composite (FCC) of Eritrea.