A Turning Point in Tropical Forest Monitoring – Planet Stories – Medium
Brazil was among the first countries to pioneer the use of satellite imagery to track annual land use change. However, these initiatives have been constrained by a lack of frequent, high-resolution data — making it difficult to segment different land use classes or detect degradation early enough to intervene.
This could soon change.
Recent improvements in the spatial and temporal resolution of satellite imagery by Planet and the availability of machine learning and imagery analysis at global scale by #Google offer new opportunities to disrupt historical limitations.