2021-10-01, 13:55–14:00, Group on Earth Observations
Over the years, anthropogenic activities and many other human innovations and inventions have adversely impacted the ecosystem. These have proven detrimental to the climate system. The environment gets polluted daily due to human activities, ranging from mining, industrialization, mechanization, technological inventions among others.
Mankind has always looked for methods to better study and manage the impact of his actions on his environment.
Open geospatial technology has deemed it fit to provide free systems that could aid the study and modeling of man's activities and their effects on humans and their environments.
Open Earth observation bodies (Satellite Imagery provider) such as USGS, Copernicus, Sentinel, and the Open Streetmap have free, readily available, and accessible data to monitor these changes as they occur.
Google Earth Engine is also a great system to look into.
These Earth observation systems can also be used to predict future events, and depict the result using GIS tools. Open-source software like the QGIS has been able to bridge the gap of having to get a license before the analysis of these data. Hence a skilled individual can readily make contributions to curb the vast effect of hazardous climate action in his ecosystem.
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Open Street Map AfricaTrack –
Transition to FOSS4GTopic –
FOSS4G implementations in strategic application domains: land management, crisis/disaster response, smart cities, population mapping, climate change, ocean and marine monitoring, etc.Level –
1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.Language of the Presentation –