Posted by: leothegeo | 2013/11/16

The Global Deforestation Map Project

Google has joined forces with scientists from NASA, University of Maryland and USGS to create the first high-resolution map of global deforestation by using Google Earth. It was created by analysing 654,178 Landsat images (!). It is the very first tool that shows forest cover and loss over the whole world. Deforestation can be caused by man, such as farm clearing and logging, as well as caused by nature such as storms and wild fires.

Click here for the tool.

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