Applying remote sensing technology and using satellite images for the management and monitoring of forest resources in Binh Thuan Province

Implementation Time: 2020

Client: Binh Thuan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development


Forest monitoring system in Binh Thuan province (FMS Binh Thuan) is an online map system (WebGis) that uses remote sensing technology to interpret Sentinel 2 satellite images to detect suspicious early forest change. Thereby, providing an online information system to support management levels to easily access the forest changes and online reports on forest changes in the field. In addition, the system allows sending messages and emails to forest owners and local rangers when forest changes are detected from satellite images within the management unit.

As soon as the warning message is received, the manager and ranger using desktop computers, mobile phones, and tablets log in to the system and view the location of the warning points on the latest satellite images for verification, and carry out the work of direction and administration. Local forest rangers will use the provided account to view the location of the warning points on the map and use the map file sent by mail to verify in the field, find out the cause, collect data, information, and updates into the software. The updated data is transmitted to the data center at the Forest Protection Department for timely and thorough handling. Thereby, strengthening the capacity to monitor and promptly update the changes of forests and forestry land for the specialized forces of the province.

The Binh Thuan FMS system is built on the basis of data sources and forest monitoring mechanisms of the forestry sector, including: database of forest status updated annually according to the procedures of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry, monitoring data Forest changes in the field by FRMS mobile software and data of suspected forest changes from Sentinel 2 satellite images updated every 5 days.