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Using AI to find where the wild things are

Dec 17, 2019 3 min read Tanya Birch Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach Jorge Ahumada Senior Wildlife Conservation Scientist, Conservation International According to the World Wildlife Fund, vertebrate populations have shrunk an average of 60 percent since the 1970s. And a recent UN global assessment found that we’re at risk of losing one million species to extinction, many of … Continue reading Using AI to find where the wild things are

Oldest island in the world

Earthtopomaps For almost 88 million years, the island of Madagascar has stood off the coast of Southeast Africa. From the tropical humid and dry forests of the interior, home to ring-tailed lemurs, to the mangrove ecosystems along the coast, the island is home to some of the most unusual and delicate ecosystems on Earth. Now … Continue reading Oldest island in the world

Get lost in the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile

Earthtopomaps Apr 25, 2019 4 min read Chris Herwig Technical Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach Today we’re introducing several updates to Google Earth Timelapse, a global, zoomable time-lapse video that lets anyone explore the last 35 years of our changing planet’s surface—from the global scale to the local scale. This update adds two additional years of imagery … Continue reading Get lost in the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile

Road tripping on Route 66

Earthtopomaps Apr 29, 2022 3 min read Matthew Cruickshank Doodle Art Lead Ninety-six years ago on April 30th, one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System was assigned its numerical designation of 66, creating what we know today as Route 66. But to say Route 66 is just a highway is a grave understatement. … Continue reading Road tripping on Route 66

Helping companies tackle climate change with Earth Engine

Earthtopomaps Oct 12, 2021 3 min read Nithya Sowrirajan Director, Global Solutions, Google Earth and Earth Engine Recent wildfires, floods and other natural disasters remind us that everyone has to take action to move the needle on climate change — from scientists and researchers to governments at all levels and businesses of all sizes. Google Earth … Continue reading Helping companies tackle climate change with Earth Engine

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