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Tracking Deforestation With UrtheCast Satellite Data

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

There’s no doubt that forests — the lungs of our planet — are under extreme pressure from deforestation. Since 2010, UrtheCast’s Deimos-1 satellite has been collecting data for demanding forestry management projects, worldwide, and particularly in tropical areas.

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The world doesn’t get many peeks behind North Korea’s walls, nor at its capital city, Pyongyang. Of course, it’s far easier to catch a glimpse from space.     Captured May 30, 2016, and released for the first time today, this Iris video shows the capital’s downtown core, where traffic looks considerably sparse for a city with [...]

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The need for public acceptance has been hotly debated in the public domain, but its efficacy has been proven. When the public is onboard with a project, that spells a great deal of good for businesses, communities, regulators, governments, and economies alike. This is where democratized Earth Observation (EO) data can lend significant support to public conversations within and between communities, the media, organizations, and levels of government.

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