HyVista has won a contract to process airborne hyperspectral survey data and produce geological and mineral maps for the Namibian Geological Survey (GSN). The survey data was collected by HyVista using an advanced remote sensing instrument developed in Australia, the HyMap hyperspectral sensor.
The company will process over 25,000km2 of HyMap data acquired from 2004 and deliver advanced mineral maps to the client.
HyVista has also undertaken aerial surveys in Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Nigeria and Madagascar.
(Above from left to right: Dr Mike Hussey – Principal Geologist, HyVista, Mr Greg Hull – Austrade, Mr Isak Katali – Minister of Mines and Energy, Namibia, Ms Ann Harrup – Australian High Commissioner in South Africa, Mr Ivor Kahimise – Senior Geophysicist, GSN)
Austrade press release;
HyVista Corp. re-invests a significant proportion of its revenues into software development. Such software is used in-house to undertake data pre-processing, quality assurance and to produce maps of surface materials identified from their unique spectra.
HyVista Corp specializes in large area surveys that can comprise of many individual image strips and has developed a suite of software tools to produce both seamless base map images and seamless maps of minerals, soils, vegetation types and water properties. In order to view the spectra within such large image data volumes, HyVista Corp has developed the program HyMapViewer for its internal use. The functionality found in HyMapViewer is currently not available in any commercial software used for hyperspectral analysis.
As from October 2007, HyVista Corp. will supply a copy of HyMapViewer to every customer who receives survey imagery and products. No longer will customers need to purchase additional third party software to investigate the spectral content of the Hymap hyperspectral images.