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NASA Begins Citizen Science Program to Monitor Land Cover

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GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 19, 2018 — NASA has begun its GLOBE Observer citizen science program, using an app to include residents in their research. The GLOBE Observer app, introduced in 2016, includes a new “Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel” module that enables citizen scientists to use their smartphones to photograph the landscape, identify the kinds of land cover they see, and then match their observations to satellite data. Users can also share their knowledge of the land and how it has changed to fill in details of the landscape that are too small for global land-mapping satellites to see. “Even though...Read full article

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