Find out how NASA uses satellite imagery to track changes in vegetation in Alaska and Canada, learn about the benefits from self-service portals and more in this month’s compilation of SDI Interesting Reads.
Get inspiration for your projects from this compilation of interesting articles, blog posts and other resources related to spatial data infrastructure (SDI).
NASA scientists used almost 30 years of data from Landsat satellites to track changes in vegetation in Alaska and Canada. Of the more than 4 million square miles, 30 percent had increases in vegetation (greening) while only 3 percent had decreases (browning). This is the first study to produce a continent-scale map while still providing detailed information at the human scale. (Video credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Matthew Radcliff).
- Ted MacKinnon: new president of the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS)
- Government of Canada modernizes data centre
- British Columbia Wildfires Map, 2016 – How many fires were started by humans?
- Quebec Government investing $250 million in aerospace
- Toronto team named Most Inspirational Project at NASA Space Apps Challenge
- How self-service portals benefit users and organizations alike
- The Bureau of Land Management uses story maps to encourage public land exploration
- International Hydrographic Organization’s online map displays national SDI/MSDI portals
- Microsoft Corporation announces Esri as finalist for 2016 Azure Partner of the Year Award