Weston Roundtable: Caitlin Kontgis
Tropical Agriculture Mapping Through the Clouds, in the Cloud
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Remote sensing has long been a tool for Earth scientists. Free government imagery, big data analysis tools, and cloud computing has generated a geospatial revolution. Descartes Labs has analyzed over 2.8 quadrillion pixels of imagery. This presentation will show how their imagery and platform can be leveraged to map rice paddy extent and management in the Mekong River delta. This analysis illustrates the utility of synthetic aperture radar data (SAR) for mapping tropical land cover and use.