Sunday, December 19, 2010

Google opens world's forests for all to see

Google opens world's forests for all to see -

A new Google tool (Earth Engine) will allow users to explore woodland conditions, monitor degradation.
With Google's new Earth Engine, anyone will be able to view forest conditions worldwide. When it launches next year, the online tool will provide satellite imagery of forests and will reveal where these woodlands have been razed or degraded by logging.

With Earth Engine, small nations, nonprofit groups, independent researchers and everyone else will be able to assess an environmental crisis of growing magnitude: deforestation".... Read more

By Suzanne Bohan
Contra Costa Times 12/13/2010

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