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Satellite imagery aids Russian Winter Olympics 2014

Russia: Highly detailed space imagery is actively applied for monitoring of construction activities of the sites related to the Sochi Olympic Games 2014. Analysis of multi-temporal satellite data enables to assess the dynamics of erection of the Olympic buildings in different parts of the Sochi town, Russia. There will be approximately 200 new site construction for the Olympics.

The largest and the most expensive site, constructed within the frames of the preparations for the Olympics, is the combined road Adler-Krasnaya Polyana. Arkhyz and most probably Prielbrusie (Elbrus Region) will be the backup zones for Olympics developments.

Such a large-scale construction requires all-round control. Satellite-based monitoring allows controlling the maintenance of order, preventing unauthorised misappropriation or occupation of areas, timely land development and their proper use. The discrepancies between the actual situation and the construction documentation can also be detected, as well as possible breach of technical and ecological standards.

This information is important not only for the regulatory agencies, but also for the companies, involved in construction activities and operations of the sites and infrastructure to avoid possible penalties or conflict of interests with other business units, nature protection and environmental structures, including international ones.

Source: ScanEx