Using satellite data to track changes in earth’s surface


A team from the Earth and Life Institute has generated a database describing land-use change so thematically detailed that it is now used by institutions such as the OECD and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The database consists of a series of maps characterising the earth’s surface and its evolution from 1992 to the present, generated by using satellite earth observation data.

Published on March 14, 2019