Lens

Lens

Monitor landscapes with ease and efficiency
Lens gives everyone in your organization eyes on the ground with aggregated satellite, aerial and environmental data and a powerful workflow for collaborative monitoring
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When our monitors spend less time monitoring, they have more time available to work on other important conservation strategies and tasks. Our staff are our most valuable resource.
Ethan Inlander
Project Director - Stewardship and RestorationThe Nature Conservancy California Logo
We discovered a potential violation in a remote area of a large conservation easement property, which may not have been discovered on a ground visit.

Overall, Upstream has provided our staff outstanding customer service, responding quickly to any questions or needs. The Lens platform is very user friendly, and our monitoring staff picked it up easily with little training.
Stephanie Strickland
Conservation Easement Program ManagerRocky Mountain Elk Foundation Logo
I anticipate that Lens will make our monitoring program more resilient to unforeseen circumstances, whether it's as minor as a volunteer who drops out due to a move or a global pandemic that upends the world as we know it.
Andrew Moe
Stewardship Program ManagerMinnesota Land Trust Logo

Lens in Action

We are proud to support conservation organizations, land trusts, state agencies, and restoration companies as they protect vital places and natural resources.

Read about how TNC California’s stewardship team saved 37% of staff time with Lens.

How Organizations Use Lens

Conservation

Efficiently monitor conservation properties and easements to detect changes, target and maximize field visits, and automatically generate monitoring reports compliant with Land Trust Alliance standards.

Working Lands

Track dynamic farmland, forest, or pasture conditions to inform management actions and verify where and when changes occurred, such as timber harvests or cover cropping adoption.

Restoration

Oversee restoration progress and quantify changes in ecological metrics, such as vegetation vigor improvements or surface water changes, to inform management actions and evaluate success.

Easy, efficient monitoring and analysis

Monitor landscape conditions at scale with the Lens web app by inspecting satellite and aerial data. Gain deeper insights into when and where changes have occurred, reducing time spent on in-person monitoring and paperwork.

Take a tour of Lens

 
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Get the Latest Imagery
Aerial and satellite imagery aggregated from dozens of sources is at your fingertips.

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Bring Context
Bring your own data, field notes, and imagery.

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Annotate with Notes
Inspect satellite and aerial data and document your observations.

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Collaborate
Manage your portfolio and collaborate with colleagues.

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Analyze in One-Click
Analyze dynamic ecological conditions.

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Generate Beautiful Reports
Generate reports for compliance and stakeholder engagement.

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Get Up to Speed
Receive expert training and support.

Our Sky Team

We partner with these organizations to bring Lens users a broad range of data, making it easy to access the latest and best imagery of your property regardless of source.

AirbusAirbus
Near Space LabsNear Space Labs
NearmapNearmap
MaxarMaxar
NASANASA
ESAESA
USGS / NASAUSGS / NASA