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Posted on November 21, 2014
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New High-Resolution Images of Indonesian Forest and Land Fires

Posted on November 21, 2014
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By James Anderson and Asa Strong Global Forest Watch and Digital Globe recently partnered to bring high-resolution satellite images to bear on the issue of forest and land fires in Indonesia. The fires, often set to clear land for agriculture or used as a tool in conflict over land, can cause serious damage to forests and peat soils, as well as releasing clouds of toxic haze. The haze remains a particularly acute environmental and public heath crisis. We have continued to acquire new images, including new images from the past few weeks. See two highlights below, complete with lat/ long coordinates and links to download the images on Flickr, or explore them with other forest and land data on GFW Fires. Fire near wood fiber plantation | Sumatra, Indonesia | Nov 5, 2014

Land fire in Sumatra, Indonesia, made available through a partnership between Global Forest Watch Fires and Digital Globe. The dark patches on the left are a large pulpwood plantation (concession boundaries available on GFW fires).Land fire in Sumatra, Indonesia, made available through a partnership between Global Forest Watch Fires and Digital Globe. The dark patches on the left are a large pulpwood plantation (concession boundaries available on GFW fires).

Acquisition Date: November 5, 2014 Satellite: Digital Globe’s WorldView 2 Lat/ Long: 105.764057 / -2.848973 (Decimal Degrees) Explore this image and additional data on Global Forest Watch Fires Download the high-resolution image via Flickr   Fire in fields | Sumatra, Indonesia | July 24, 2014

Agricultural fire in Sumatra, Indonesia, made available through a partnership between Global Forest Watch Fires and Digital Globe.Land fire in Sumatra, Indonesia, made available through a partnership between Global Forest Watch Fires and Digital Globe. The dark patches on the left are a large pulpwood plantation (concession boundaries available on GFW fires). Agricultural fire in Sumatra, Indonesia, made available through a partnership between Global Forest Watch Fires and Digital Globe.

Acquisition Date: July 24,2014 Satellite: Digital Globe’s WorldView 2 Lat/ Long: 100.371870 / 2.103892 (Decimal Degrees) Explore this image and additional data on Global Forest Watch Fires Download the high-resolution image via Flickr Feel free to share and re-post the images (with credit to Global Forest Watch and Digital Globe).

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