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Satellite analysis used to map the scale of deforestation by Australian beef farmers

Satellite images are increasingly used to document changes on earth, including the presence and size of Uyghur Muslim detention camps in China and secret missile bases in Iran. Satellite analysis was used in a survey by the Unearthed branch of Greenpeace to identify the significant deforestation carried out by the beef industry in Australia. Analyzing […]

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Satellite analysis used to map the extent of deforestation by Australian cattle ranchers

Satellite images are increasingly being used to document changes on earth, including the presence and size of Uyghur Muslim detention camps in China and secret missile bases in Iran. Satellite analysis was used in a survey by the Unearthed arm of Greenpeace to identify the extensive deforestation carried out by the cattle ranching industry in […]

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Map: Where Ida left Louisiana and Mississippi without power

Number of customers without electricity per hour The New York Times·Source: PowerOutage.us More than 850,000 homes and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi were still without power Friday morning, according to data from PowerOutage.us, after Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana on Sunday as a Category 4 storm. Percentage of customers without electricity on […]

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The Houston Map Company, maker of the famous Key Map, is still active in 2021

Between when you probably last bought a Key Map book and now, the local Houston mapping company has taken a step forward. Of course, we may no longer use a physical map to move around. Either know where you’re going from memory, or plug your destination into Google Maps and let turn-by-turn directions dictate your […]

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‘X’ marks the spot: officials chart a course out of the pandemic

In their regular pandemic response meetings over the past year, officials in Suffolk County, New York, have found themselves returning, again and again, to questions of geography. “One of the most common questions I used to get was, ‘Where’s that bad? ‘” said Dr. Harsha Rajashekharaiah, senior project coordinator for the county’s Covid-19 response. “Where […]

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Stanford scientists combine satellite data and machine learning to map poverty

One of the biggest challenges in helping people living in poverty is locating them. The availability of accurate and reliable information on the location of poor areas is surprisingly lacking for much of the world, especially on the African continent. Aid groups and other international organizations often fill the gaps with door-to-door surveys, but these […]