Global Forest Watch Launch
Did you know we are losing forests at the rate of 50 soccer fields per minute?
Now anyone can monitor the world’s vital forests through Global Forest Watch—an interactive mapping application created by the World Resources Institute, Google and a group of more than 40 partners. Global Forest Watch uses technologies including Google Earth Engine and Google Maps Engine to map the world’s forests with satellite imagery, detect changes in forest cover in near-real-time, and make this information freely available to anyone with Internet access.
By accessing the most current and reliable information, everyone can learn what’s happening in forests around the world. Now that we have the ability to peer into forests, a number of telling stories are beginning to emerge. Whats your story?
The Google Earth Outreach team is excited to announce its partnership with the Google Geo Edu team. Both advocates for using maps to change the world, this is a match made in heaven. The Google Geo Edu team offers Google Earth Pro and Google Maps Engine grants for educators. Find out more on their site: maps.google.com/edu
We'll see you next month! In the mean time, you can stay in touch with the latest news from @earthoutreach on Twitter