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Bunjil A social network for proactive monitoring of tropical rainforests

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posted on 2017-05-01, 05:19 authored by Goodman, Chris
A tool is proposed to help protect tropical rainforests through early detection of deforestation. The solution automates delivery of the latest satellite images into a collaborative geographic social network. This connects local conservation groups in remote tropical regions with a network of volunteers who share the timely analysis of satellite images. Volunteers are prompted to review the latest images of an area from various sources and mark-up any recent changes observed, such as new roads or clearings. The solution captures the coordinates and sends concise reports to the local group to respond to the observed threats.The solution is called Bunjil Forest Watch. Copyright 2010 Chris Goodman. No part of this article may be reproduced by any means without the written consent of the publisher.


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Telecommunications Journal of Australia, vol. 60, no. 1 (2010), p. 4.1-4.16. ISSN 1835-4270

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