GLAD Alerts Under Construction
By Mikaela Weisse You may have noticed that there haven’t been any new visualizations or subscription emails for GFW’s GLAD tree cover loss alerts in the last few weeks – we’ve encountered a bug that’s preventing us from registering new alerts in our system. Basically, it’s a big data problem: the alerts are so numerous and widely distributed that our back-end software has trouble crunching them for visualization. But don’t worry, we’re rolling out a new data management system in the next couple of weeks that solves this issue, and also allow us to expand the data to Brazil! In the meantime, let us know if you have an urgent need to explore the most recent data and we can get you access to our staging site. Downloads from the Open Data Portal are still working normally. Bear with us as we work through this issue, we will have the alerts updated and delivered more efficiently than ever in just a few weeks. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Turning Over a New Leaf: GFW’s New Map Makes It Easier to Explore, Analyze and Customize Forest Data
Visitors to the Global Forest Watch map this week may have noticed some changes in the design. These changes go beyond what you see on the surface. The new map is faster, facilitates customization and makes exploring and analyzing forest data even easier. Not sure where to start? Use the new search and explore features While our diverse collection of data […]
UPDATE: High-resolution satellite imagery is back on GFW
Since March, high resolution satellite imagery has been unavailable on Global Forest Watch while we switched service providers from UrtheCast to Sentinel Hub to ensure continued global coverage. We wanted to thank you for your patience during this process, and update you with the exciting news that you can now once again access high-resolution satellite imagery on GFW! View this spot on the GFW interactive map. Sentinel Hub provides the latest Landsat 8 and Sentinel 2 […]
UPDATE: GLAD deforestation alerts temporarily on hold
As you may have noticed, the GLAD deforestation alerts have not updated for several weeks. We wanted to thank you for your patience and give you the latest on when the alerts are expected to be back online. When will GLAD alerts be back? The team at University of Maryland’s Global Land Analysis & Discovery […]