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Online Tool Allows Landscape and Land-Use Change Tracking

A new open-access tool developed by US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with support from the Google Earth Engine Team and the US Government’s SilvaCarbon Program, allows anyone to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere. Collect Earth Online (CEO) is Web-based, free of charge, open to all, requires no downloads or installation, and allows users to systematically inspect any location on the Earth with satellite data. The next-generation tool makes it easier to conduct surveys, collect samples, and use crowdsourcing techniques. CEO can be accessed at http://collect.earth/ by registering on the platform.