The recent droughts have had a severe impact on urban vegetation in the European Union. SpaceKnow recently examined the drought in Germany, revealing changes in vegetative health and yield in cities. SpaceKnow used its Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), a graphical calculator capable of analyzing surface coverage to examine the drought. The NDVI algorithm measures contrasting surfaces by detecting a varied spectrum from a lower, ground-level calculation, such as barren and rocky areas, sand or snow to a medium level which detects shrubs and grass, and to a higher level usually representing rainforests or taller vegetation. The algorithm will be available to all users on our platform.
SpaceKnow utilized our user-friendly platform to look into just how much the summer drought has impacted German urban areas.