Duncan James Hill, Martin Broderick

July 31, 2023

Why landowners, land managers and land developers choose Galago to manage their land effectively

Effective land management is essential for sustainable development, environmental conservation, and economic prosperity. In order to manage their lands more effectively, landowners, land managers, and developers need accurate and timely information about their land. That's when Galago's cutting-edge geospatial intelligence platform comes into play. This article explores the reasons why landowners, land managers, and land developers choose Galago. 

Galago offers a significant benefit in terms of customization as users have the flexibility to choose areas of interest and obtain in-depth and actionable information. This feature empowers landowners and managers to concentrate on the most crucial areas and design targeted strategies to manage their land more effectively.
“Galago can do much more than collect data, they can provide information to better understand a site, including the ability to look back in time with satellite imagery and temporal variation” – Annette Nolan, Principal and Technical Director
For instance, a landowner who wants to keep an eye on their soil health or forest growth can leverage Galago to select specific sections of their land and receive detailed information on biodiversity health, forest density, habitat loss and other pertinent factors. This makes it possible for them to make well-informed decisions about where to combat invasive species, where to plant new trees, and how to manage their land more efficiently.
The reports provided by Galago GIS are known for their high accuracy due to a combination of technology and expertise. The platform uses advanced algorithms and machine learning techniques to analyse high-resolution satellite imagery and other geospatial data. Sophisticated AI is enabling it to identify and map different types of vegetation, habitats, and ecosystems with a high degree of accuracy.
“National Highways are committed to delivering better environmental outcomes and effective data collection and management is at the heart of demonstrating good environmental performance. by Ramboll were able to develop an effective solution to generate up to date, repeatable habitat data that could support strategic decision making and effective management of our environmental assets across the Strategic Road Network.”~ Ben Hewlett, Senior Environmental Advisor – Safety, Engineering and Standards, Highways England
Galago employs a team of world renown experts with specialized knowledge in geospatial data analysis, biodiversity conservation, and other related fields. These experts work with the platform's AI tools to interpret and verify the data, ensuring that the reports are accurate and reliable.
Furthermore, Galago is constantly updating its algorithms and data sources to improve the accuracy of its reports. The platform is designed to learn and adjust its analysis based on new data sources. This approach ensures that the reports generated by Galago are always up-to-date and reflect the latest information available.
is a group of really intelligent and interactive people. If you don’t have Galago on the team you’re really a step behind. We’ve seen material impact relative to productivity rates and efficiency’s in achieving million-dollar savings.” Thomas Nowlan, Northeast Region COO
For example, a land developer may be interested in building on a particular piece of land. With Galago, they can receive accurate information on the topography, soil composition, and other relevant factors, allowing them to make informed decisions about the feasibility of their project.
Galago can differentiate between invasive and non-invasive species to some extent. The platform uses high-resolution imagery and advanced algorithms to identify and map different types of vegetation, including invasive species. 
The platform uses high-resolution imagery and advanced algorithms to identify and map different types of vegetation, including invasive species. By analysing the data generated by Galago, users can quickly identify areas where invasive species are present and take appropriate action to manage them. This can be particularly useful for landowners, conservationists, and other professionals who need to monitor and manage invasive species as part of their work.
“What’s exciting to me is how Galago combined the client’s big picture vision and their understanding of how to bring it to reality” Tom Cornuet, Senior Project and Program Manager
The platform also provides helpful prompts and instructions to guide users through the process of selecting areas of interest, analysing data, and generating reports.
Advanced features
There are many advanced features offered by Galago, including 3D modelling, change detection over time, and object recognition. Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that enables computer systems to learn from data, identify patterns, and make predictions or decisions without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning algorithms use statistical models to analyze data and identify patterns or relationships that can be used to make predictions or decisions.
“What we imagined in design driven database, you (Galago) made possible and have exceeded our expectations.” Ramon Brigantti, LTC, EN Commanding
For example, a land developer may be interested in monitoring the growth of a particular building or tracking changes in a particular area over time. Individual species or contaminated sites can be tracked over time. In fields such as sustainable land management, construction, road building, land development, mining, etc. this can be particularly useful for situational awareness, risk assessment and mitigation, land and biodiversity restoration. This is where detailed information on individual buildings, structures or species is critical.
The cost of launching a satellite, maintaining it, building and operating AI-powered drones, or finding the right experts is high. Galago offers a cost-effective alternative. By combining satellite and drone imagery with AI, Galago can provide accurate and timely information at a lower cost than traditional satellite or drone-based data collection methods.
“You have saved the project and the program millions of dollars.” Ramon Brigantti, LTC, EN Commanding
Galago uses high-resolution satellite imagery that can help conservationists and biodiversity managers identify and monitor different species, habitats, and ecosystems. The imagery and the reports are updated regularly, allowing users to track changes over time and identify potential threats to biodiversity.
Galago can provide conservationists or biodiversity restoration scientists with accurate information on species' health at a lower cost, which enables them to make informed decisions about how to manage the land in a more sustainable and efficient manner. This can be particularly useful for those who need to monitor and manage biodiversity in large areas or remote locations.
How does Galago compare to other geospatial intelligence platforms?
Galago is a relatively new geospatial intelligence platform, and as such, it is still emerging in the market. However, it has several unique features that set it apart from other geospatial intelligence platforms.
  • First, Galago is designed to be user-friendly and accessible to a wide range of users. It has a simple and intuitive interface that allows users to easily navigate and analyse geospatial data. This makes it a valuable tool for landowners, farmers, and other non-experts who may not have extensive experience with geospatial data analysis.
  • Galago provides high-quality, accurate, and timely geospatial intelligence by combining satellite imagery and drone imagery with artificial intelligence algorithms. With Galago, businesses can conduct bespoke situational analyses, monitor their land more effectively, identify areas of concern, assess and mitigate risks, and make more informed decisions about managing natural resources.
  • Furthermore, Galago offers advanced features such as 3D modeling, change detection, and object recognition with AI. It is possible to identify and track specific objects or features over time with these features, as well as individual species or structures.
  • Fourth, Galago's reports are highly customizable, allowing users to select specific areas of interest and receive detailed and actionable information on those areas. This makes it a valuable tool for landowners, project managers, and other stakeholders who need to monitor specific areas of land or natural resources.
In comparison to other geospatial intelligence platforms, Galago offers a unique combination of user-friendliness, accuracy, advanced features, and customization. While other platforms may offer similar features, Galago's focus on user-friendliness and accessibility sets it apart from many of its competitors. Additionally, Galago's use of AI algorithms and combination of satellite and drone imagery makes it a powerful tool for monitoring and managing the Earth's resources.
Managing land more effectively is possible with Galago, especially for landowners, land managers, and land developers in need for accurate and timely information. We enable landowners to protect biodiversity and natural resources and optimize their operations for maximum productivity and profitability. With a high degree of customization, accuracy, user-friendliness, advanced features, and cost-effectiveness, Galago is a valuable ally for anyone interested in managing their natural resources more effectively and meeting the latest regulations.

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