Google Battles Deforestation

Google.org, working with Greg Asner of the Carnegie Institution for Science and Carlos Souza of Imazon,  has created a mapping software that tracks and monitors deforestation. Using satellite image data from past and future models, it maps the tree cover and show changes over time; beyond viewing data (as you can in google earth) it analyzes the raw data to extract meaning and application for it.  This  new technology is not only helpful to those battling deforestation, but has implication for the future:  through cloud computing, raw data from around the world could be gathered and used for other areas of environmental analysis and protection. Read more at Google.org blog.

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