Our Portfolio


SCIAMACHY and TROPOMI to Monitor Oil Sands Emissions. Application Development.

Funded by Canadian Space Agency. Contracted by GHGSat Inc.

A software Application was built, tested, implemented and accepted by the contractor. All user requirements were fulfilled or exceeded. The Application became a useful tool for Oil Sands customers (governments and industries) to browse and visualise industrial Greenhouse Gas emissions. The Application can be installed on any computer running on Windows 7 OS or higher. The initial screen allows quick orientation and selection of the tasks to be performed within a Project. Map or Time Series displays can be selected. The upper Task bars refer to the manipulation of data files and GIS handling. The left column of the screen is reserved for the selection of the input regarding the processed satellite frames. The right hand column on the map screen enables displaying alpha-numerical information dealing with the visualized imagery, layers and layout. In the Time Series screen, specific, selected site data or emission rates can be selected for presentation.



Air Quality Mapping System for the Province of Alberta.

Contracted by the Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.

The purpose of the project was to develop and to test a prototype of an innovative Air Quality (AQ) mapping system for the province of Alberta and the Oil Sands region in particular. The new system can provide AQ information derived from hourly monitoring data, atmospheric satellite imagery, modeling and mapping tools. The information, dealing with the spatial distribution of the major air pollutants, is delivered through an intuitive graphical user interface in GIS formats.



Development of Smartphone App for Crop Health Risk Assessments.

Funded by Natural Resources Canada/IRAP. Partnership with Media-X Inc.

A-MAPS Environmental and Media-X are partnering in development of smartphone applications dealing with environmental health risks (human and crops) information distribution. While A-MAPS provides the synthesis of data which convey information regarding the real time and forecast outdoor conditions (humidity, temperature, wind, precipitation etc) and the risk assessment algorithms, Media-X provides expertise and skills for the development of the smartphone applications. Innovative features of the newly developed apps include:

  • Real time information and forecasts up to 24 hours.
  • Localized information (GPS allocated).
  • Individualized information such as specific field profile of a registered user.
  • Advisory messaging provided by recognized and reputable national and international organizations.

The new technology appears to be attractive to distributors and businesses in seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and fungicides.


Assessment of Air Pollutant Dispersion across the Republic of Ghana.

Contracted by Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC.

During this study, digital maps in GIS formats were derived dealing with the distribution across the Republic of Ghana of major air pollutants: nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulate matter (PM) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) during the year 2005. Since there are no published data for this year on the ground level measurements of these pollutants within the area of interest, the information regarding the air pollutant concentrations were extracted from the remote sensing satellite observations. PM concentration levels are generally correlated with Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) values. In this study, the AOD values were displayed. It appears that the Aura/OMI and MODIS satellite systems have the potential to provide useful information for studies dealing with air pollution in relation to industrial activities and natural processes in West African countries. The purpose of the project was to develop and to test a prototype of an innovative Air Quality (AQ) mapping system for the province of Alberta and the Oil Sands region in particular. The new system can provide AQ information derived from hourly monitoring data, atmospheric satellite imagery, modeling and mapping tools. The information, dealing with the spatial distribution of the major air pollutants, is delivered through an intuitive graphical user interface in GIS formats.



Urban Population Health and Climate Change.

Contracted by Precarn Inc.

Main objectives of this project:

  • Development and demonstration of an interactive GIS interface for simulation and quantitative assessment of climate change on urban population health. Focus will be on the impacts due to changes in air pollution dispersion
  • Readiness and completeness of the product for its introduction to worldwide markets.


Street Level Air Quality Forecasting.

Contracted by the City of Ottawa.

Main objective of this project:

  • The Street Level Air Quality module will provide essential information to decision makers dealing with urban air pollution issues in relation to road traffic. It will allow interactive display and analyses of hourly concentration levels on and along busy roads. It will become an essential element of a municipal air quality information system.


Development of iPhone Apps for local, real time Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) and UV Index (UVI) information dissemination.

Funded by Natural Resources Canada/IRAP. Partnership with Media-x Inc.

Main objectives of this project:

  • Development of methodology and algorithms for the calculation of the local (geospatial grid 10km x 10km), real time and forecasted AQHI as well as personalized UVI values.
  • Development of a functional iPhone application for AQHI and UVI information dissemination for users within the province of Ontario.


New Approaches to Air Quality Mapping in Ontario.

Contracted by the University of Waterloo

Main objectives of this project:

  • To develop an interface to combine the output from the WRF/Chem model to the existing A-MAPS Environmental geospatial mapping system.
  • To create an Ontario-wide air quality information system capable of providing timely and accurate forecasts of air pollution levels.


Decision Analysis Service for Urban Air Pollution Health Risk Assessments.

Funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). Partnership with Risk Scientific International Inc.

In an innovative approach, the Earth Observation satellite based air pollution mapping and traffic emissions models will be integrated with health risk models. The resulting developed service will be a user friendly software application available to city planners and health policy decision makers. Such a software package would provide direct answers in terms of population health consequences (morbidity, mortality, hospitalisation, health costs) to allow appropriate and highly relevant comparisons of city planning options (such as traffic regulation, public transit and road construction) affecting the urban environmental conditions.



Mapping of Air Quality Health Index in Ontario.

Contracted by University of Ottawa, funded by GeoConnections (NRCan)

Major objective of this initiative:

  • Development of the capacity to generate satellite based daily near real time spatial representations of the new AQHI developed by Health Canada throughout the province of Ontario. These maps would be of sufficient spatial resolution to provide information down to local scales of approximately 1 km2. This level of spatial and temporal resolution will be of great value to the province and to municipalities in making air quality management decisions. This information will be accessible in a user friendly manner according to CDGI standards and protocols.


Regional and Local Canadian Air Quality Monitoring Services regarding Industrial, Urban and Transportation Emissions.

Funded by the European Space Agency (ESA)

Major objectives of this initiative:

  • Establishment and provision of a well specified service package for commercial operationalization of air quality remote sensing is the primary objective of the project.
  • The service will enable Canadian governmental and private sector users to fully exploit atmospheric satellite remote sensing data, Aura/OMI satellite mission in particular, for air quality monitoring.


National Capital Air Quality Mapping Service.

Contracted by the City of Ottawa, funded by GeoConnections (NRCan)

Major objectives of this initiative:

  • The development and implementation of an operational air quality mapping service is required to provide decision makers (public health authorities) relevant and timely information regarding the geospatial distribution of air pollutants in the National Capital Region. Development of such a standardized (Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure, CGDI) air quality mapping service is of considerable interest to both the Environmental and the Health Protection divisions of the City of Ottawa.
  • A comprehensive approach to air quality monitoring includes ground level measurements, modeling and satellite remote sensing of air pollutant concentrations.
  • The end products are daily air pollutant distribution maps that will be provided to users by means of CGDI standards and web services.












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Alberta Air Quality






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Ghana Air Quality