Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Global forest cover app

From the University of Maryland department of geographical sciences, this is very cool.

You can view the change in forest cover all over the world from 2000-2012, and you can zoom in to particular countries and regions.  Be sure to check out the "zoom to area" feature in the bottom right corner.

Here is an accompanying article at BBC.

Thanks to DT for sending me the links.

1 comment:

Benjamin Calhoun said...

The global forest change app is a great educational and visual tool. The different layers and example locations provide an immense amount of information. Comparing changes in forest cover from year 2000 to year 2012 is astonishing, especially within South America.