The Center for Ecosystem Science at UNSW Australia has recently developed an online remote sensing app (https://remap-app.org) for making maps of ecosystems, landcover and land change with freely available satellite data. Remap was funded by Google in an effort to make land cover mapping quick and accessible to everyone. In particular, they wanted to get users with little background in remote sensing making high quality maps to support environmental monitoring programs and conservation:
From the Google Earth Newsletter:
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