Radical transparency: Tracking deforestation through satellite imagery

Advances in mapping technology helps us keep a closer eye on the world’s forests.

Floating softly through the vacuum of space, the Landsat 7 satellite has faithfully provided imaging of the entirety of Earth’s surface, every 16 days, since 1999. Now, a series of technological developments has made this silent spectator a dominant force in tracking forests worldwide.

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Environment , Environmen , forest


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