Using satellite images, researchers established a method of calculating the distance between any point in the continental United States and the nearest forested area.
GIS is being used in creative ways – including covert spy tracking of illegal logging deep in the Amazon – to help put and keep trees back on South America’s map. The simplification of tools and availability of web systems has empowered technicians, NGOs, and governments alike to address corruption and illegal logging with transparent map-based monitoring.
Deforestation, the clearing and removal of the Earth’s forests, has been one of the major environmental threats to the globe in the last several decades. Not only does deforestation damage the land but it also threatens millions of plant and animal species who lose their habitat. Additionally, deforestation can contribute […]