Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mapping the Disappearing Forests

The University of Maryland's Global Forest Change Map is a Google Map showing forest extent and forest change globally between 2000 and 2012.

By comparing over half a million satellite images the University of Maryland were able to analyse forest loss and gain across the world. From the analysis they have created a number of overlays showing both forest loss and forest gain. You can view each of the overlays on this Google Map and observe the results of global deforestation.

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