An example of the use of a base map
In the desert, the circumstances constantly change. To monitor these changes, a map is needed as a starting reference. Satellite imagery is analysed and translated into maps. Now, the basic ingredients are available, and can be used to monitor the changes. The basemap as created can be used as the starting reference in order to monitor the changes. These changes in the desert are made visible. Because of that, scientists and monitoring staff can now detect patterns, and notice changes that need to be taken. Imagine that investing into new infrastructure in a desert is strongly depending on the monitoring of changes and the disadvantages and opportunities they give.