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Collect Earth: Land Use and Land Cover Assessment through Augmented Visual Interpretation

Adia Bey, Alfonso Sánchez-Paus Díaz, Danae Maniatis, Giulio Marchi, Danilo Mollicone, Stefano Ricci, Jean-François Bastin, Rebecca Moore, Sandro Federici, Marcelo Rezende, Chiara Patriarca, Ruth Turia (+4 others)
2016 Remote Sensing  
To illustrate the application of the tool and its customization potential, an example of land monitoring in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is presented.  ...  improve our collective understanding of the world's land use and land cover.  ...  Acknowledgments: The Collect Earth tool was developed with the technical support of the "National Forest Monitoring and Information System Project for a Transparent and Truthful REDD-Plus" and the Google  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8100807 fatcat:dlzafaerq5gbnotdrj7gxolt7u

Digital In Situ Data Collection in Earth Observation, Monitoring and Agriculture—Progress towards Digital Agriculture

Mike Teucher, Detlef Thürkow, Philipp Alb, Christopher Conrad
2022 Remote Sensing  
Near real-time processed RS data can be used as a tool for decision making on multiple scales, from subplot to the global level.  ...  Data is processed in near real-time and thus can be used as ground truth information to enhance quality and performance of RS-based products.  ...  The whole staff at the Daberkower Landhof AG in Kruckow, Germany for providing access to the field plots used for validation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14020393 fatcat:2lugsie7ujdvzn5vpuoi7vbxkm

Toward a More Representative Monitoring of Land-Use and Land-Cover Dynamics: The Use of a Sample-Based Assessment through Augmented Visual Interpretation Using Open Foris Collect Earth

Danae Maniatis, Daniel Dionisio, Laura Guarnieri, Giulio Marchi, Danilo Mollicone, Carmen Morales, Alfonso Sanchez-Paus Díaz
2021 Remote Sensing  
However, most guidance documents developed for capacity building in developing countries for REDD+ reporting only advocate developing land-cover and land-cover change maps using remote sensing.  ...  and Other Land Use sector in general.  ...  The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13214197 doaj:4bccd78a23e444ad83fc3076cf87105a fatcat:phji24dxjnfenllayujlhxrjay

Progress and Trends in the Application of Google Earth and Google Earth Engine

Qiang Zhao, Le Yu, Xuecao Li, Dailiang Peng, Yongguang Zhang, Peng Gong
2021 Remote Sensing  
(4) Most applications of GE and GEE were undertaken in countries, such as the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. (5) GEE is an important tool for analysis, whereas GE is used as an auxiliary  ...  with the use of GEE. (3) GE and GEE shared similar keywords (e.g., "land cover", "water", "model", "vegetation", and "forest"), which indicates that their application is of great importance in certain  ...  Institutional Review Board Statement: Not applicable. Informed Consent Statement: Not applicable. Data Availability Statement: This study does not contain reports on any data.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13183778 fatcat:ko6voanlvrhppaxbl2awvzurbe

Digital Earth in Europe [chapter]

Mattia Marconcini, Thomas Esch, Felix Bachofer, Annekatrin Metz-Marconcini
2019 Manual of Digital Earth  
In recent years, with the advancements in technology and research as well as changes in society, Digital Earth transformed.  ...  programs that provide a wealth of big data from space, the launch of novel cloud-based platforms for data processing and integration and the emergence of citizen science.  ...  air-borne monitoring systems, as well as geospatial reference or ancillary data, collectively referred to as "in situ" data.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-32-9915-3_20 fatcat:z6dhgjrrkzeopndqba6vswn5lq

Understanding Digital Earth [chapter]

Zhen Liu, Tim Foresman, John van Genderen, Lizhe Wang
2019 Manual of Digital Earth  
An array of space-age developments in computers, the internet and communications, Earth observation satellites, and spatially oriented applications sparked an innovative discipline.  ...  The Beijing Declaration on Digital Earth is recognized for its role in promulgating the series of International Symposia on Digital Earth to promote understanding of the impacts of DE technology and applications  ...  These RTU products provide consistent, standardized, multidecadal image data for robust land cover change detection and monitoring across the Earth sciences. (2) The Software Environment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-32-9915-3_1 fatcat:ef66jootpvff3kmzjtckaokgv4

Earth Observation – Space Technology [chapter]

Rustam B., Saida E., Maral H., Sabina N.
2012 Earth Observation  
Satellites that observe the Earth to collect scientific data are usually referred to as "Earth observation satellites."  ...  One of the main targets of this chapter is to develop of an advance tool for monitoring, data collection, data processing, review and report on progress and challenges in the implementation of disaster  ...  Publisher InTech Published online 27, January, 2012 Published in print edition January, 2012 Today, space technology is used as an excellent instrument for Earth observation applications.  ... 
doi:10.5772/27665 fatcat:34vdq7x5mndvzh5z53mxtftxlm

Postcards from Google Earth

Chiara Salari
2020 InMedia  
Modifiable and Mobile Maps 14 Google Maps was created in 2005 as a virtual map covering Google Earth and today its API (application programming interface) is open and free and used by more than 350,000  ...  for individuals and society to be aware of and scrutinize it. 13 4 However, according to some research in geographic and cultural studies, Google Earth is not simply an online ideological state apparatus  ... 
doi:10.4000/inmedia.2242 fatcat:wbjbtbu7pbaa5brbb7ifpuuf2u

ICGEM – 15 years of successful collection and distribution of global gravitational models, associated services, and future plans

E. Sinem Ince, Franz Barthelmes, Sven Reißland, Kirsten Elger, Christoph Förste, Frank Flechtner, Harald Schuh
2019 Earth System Science Data  
ICGEM offers the largest collection of global gravity field models, including those from the 1960s to the 1990s, as well as the most recent ones, which have been developed using data from dedicated satellite  ...  The development and maintenance of such a unique platform is crucial for the scientific community in geodesy, geophysics, oceanography, and climate research.  ...  The International Centre for Global Earth Models (ICGEM) contributes to the collection and validation of these models and makes them freely available online with additional interactive calculation and  ... 
doi:10.5194/essd-11-647-2019 fatcat:yt263v4uovea7ocwqtho2rdm2a

A Suite of Tools for Continuous Land Change Monitoring in Google Earth Engine

Paulo Arévalo, Eric L. Bullock, Curtis E. Woodcock, Pontus Olofsson
2020 Frontiers in Climate  
model coefficients and derivatives, and visualize change information; (3) tools to create land cover and land cover change maps from CCDC outputs; (4) a tool for unbiased area estimation of key climate-related  ...  variables like deforestation extent; and (5) an API for accessing the functionality underlying these tools.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank the Google Earth Engine 2018 Summit hackathon participants for the valuable contributions to the AREA2 concept.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fclim.2020.576740 fatcat:lcqfwwngyrhw3oos6zywosw73u

ICGEM – 15 years of successful collection and distribution of global gravitational models, associated services and future plans

E. Sinem Ince, Franz Barthelmes, Sven Reißland, Kirsten Elger, Christoph Förste, Frank Flechtner, Harald Schuh
2019 Earth System Dynamics Discussions  
ICGEM offers the largest collection of global gravity field models, including those from the 1960s, as well as the most recent ones that have been developed using data from dedicated gravity missions,  ...  The development and maintenance of such a unique platform is crucial for the scientific community in geodesy, geophysics, oceanography, and climate research.  ...  For many purposes, it is useful and sufficient to approximate the figure of the Earth by a reference ellipsoid.  ... 
doi:10.5194/essd-2019-17 fatcat:szxppvgusvfche4jq75xpo5r2a

Earth Observation for Sustainable Infrastructure: A Review

Yongze Song, Peng Wu
2021 Remote Sensing  
from Earth observation data, but have not been included in current SDG indicators.  ...  This study presents a systematical literature review to identify trends of Earth observation for sustainable infrastructure (EOSI), investigate the relationship between EOSI and Sustainable Development  ...  Data Availability Statement: The data presented in this study are available in Supplementary Materials at, accessed on 10 April 2021.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13081528 fatcat:do3ole2uhrhz3dyaikxr5lfnlm

Overcoming Data Scarcity in Earth Science

Angela Gorgoglione, Alberto Castro, Christian Chreties, Lorena Etcheverry
2020 Data  
This may induce an inadequate representation of the response's complexity in any environmental system to any input/change (natural and human-induced).  ...  The purpose of this Special Issue, "Overcoming Data Scarcity in Earth Science" in the Data journal, is to draw attention to the body of knowledge that leads at improving the capacity of exploiting the  ...  In the meantime we encourage modelers and ecologists to take a proactive approach in collecting fine resolution data using data loggers, crowd-sourcing, unmanned aerial vehicles and/or controlled environmental  ... 
doi:10.3390/data5010005 fatcat:f6u7izvfvrbwreeza336qsfx6q

Accounting for Training Data Error in Machine Learning Applied to Earth Observations

Arthur Elmes, Hamed Alemohammad, Ryan Avery, Kelly Caylor, J. Ronald Eastman, Lewis Fishgold, Mark A. Friedl, Meha Jain, Divyani Kohli, Juan Carlos Laso Bayas, Dalton Lunga, Jessica L. McCarty (+8 others)
2020 Remote Sensing  
Remote sensing, or Earth Observation (EO), is increasingly used to understand Earth system dynamics and create continuous and categorical maps of biophysical properties and land cover, especially based  ...  ; validation data, used to iteratively improve models; and map reference data, used only for final accuracy assessment.  ...  We thank Victoria Gammino for helpful input and advice, and David Allen, Ayo Deas, Lucy Hutyra, Clare Kohler, Barry Logan, Jaret Reblin, Ian Smith for assistance with fieldwork and data compilation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12061034 fatcat:qqx7sp2hbjcqvdjjymmn7fafy4

Digital Earth for Sustainable Development Goals [chapter]

Graciela Metternicht, Norman Mueller, Richard Lucas
2019 Manual of Digital Earth  
to their own priorities and level of ambition in terms of the scale and pace of transformation aspired to.  ...  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with 17 goals, 169 targets and 232 associated indicators, was approved at the 2015 UN General Assembly and addresses the economic, social and environmental  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank Geoscience Australia (Digital Earth Australia) and the Terrestrial Environment Research Network (TERN) for supporting the research. Prof.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-32-9915-3_13 fatcat:n2bm3rhwfjhdvpsnkt7oymrhdy
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