14 February 2012

New web tool to help improve accuracy of land cover maps

A new web tool has been developed to help improve the accuracy and extent of land use and forest cover information.
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The new ‘Geo-Wiki’ uses Google Earth and data provided by registered volunteers to fill in ‘data gaps’ and verify existing land cover information. The development team, led by IIASA, this week launched a Geo-Wiki competition to raise awareness and to encourage community involvement in environmental monitoring. More

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