Mapping

Ecosystem Services Could Help to Improve Spatial Planning in Cameroon

1st October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on: EPFL. “In Africa, cities are unable to accommodate population growth within their current administrative limits, and land management remains a key issue in urban planning and urban management. Researchers from the Urban and Regional Planning Community at EPFL used the concept of ecosystem services to bring an alternative to current land… [more]

Researchers Model Tree Species Distributions in Amazonia

13th September 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Researchers from the Amazon Research Team of the University of Turku have succeeded in producing distribution maps for a selection of important tropical tree species in Peruvian lowland Amazonia. This was achieved by using machine learning methods that combine satellite imagery and field data. The study shows that… [more]

Wildfires Make Their Own Weather, & That Matters for Fire Management

10th September 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Science News. “New prediction tools zero in on how blazes throw embers and make weather that fans the flames Federal and state agencies that manage wildfires use mathematical equations — fire models — to predict how blazes will spread and decide how to commit firefighting resources or whether an… [more]

Terra Incognita: Missing Maps in the Tropical Forestry Sector Hamper Efforts to Combat Forest Loss

22nd August 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Spott.  “ZSL finds lack of transparency in tropical forestry sector restricts monitoring of corporate commitments Efforts to monitor and manage the impacts of the tropical forestry sector are being hindered, due to many companies failing to accurately disclose where they operate – leaving biodiverse forests at risk of unsustainable… [more]

Scientists Hope to “Create a Comprehensive Baseline of the World’s Reefs”

16th July 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Daily Beast. “There is no comprehensive map of the world’s coral reefs. And that’s a problem because these ecosystems are some of the most important on the planet: they house a huge percentage of the ocean’s species, they absorb 70 percent of the wave energy coming to shore,… [more]

Analysing the UK’s Urban Green Spaces with ONS & OS

12th March 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Ordnance Survey.  “The Office for National Statistics (ONS), have begun the delivery of a Great Britain-wide natural capital accounting project, gathering insights on urban green spaces and their effect on our social and economic well-being. We’ve been working with ONS on the project, along with Defra, with our GI Consultant Steve… [more]