Open minds for open source tools

On January 24th the course participated in a joint lecture/exercise with the students of the International Master Course on “Tropical Forestry” and got hands on information about free open-source solutions for environmental monitoring, developed by the Forest Monitoring and Assessment Team of the FAO. After a general overview about the topic by Mr. Marcelo Rezende, an alumno of the aforementioned Master programme and now land use forestry specialist at the FAO, the exercise focused on the use of “Collect Earth”, a tool that enables data collection through Google Earth. In conjunction with Google Earth, Bing Maps and Google Earth Engine, users can analyze high and very high resolution satellite imagery for a wide variety of purposes.

photos by André Lindner


One thought on “Open minds for open source tools”

  1. It was a really great opportunity to learn new tools for the development of our work as environmental workers. We must take advantage of all the tools and data available to transform them into successful experiences and public policy.


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