Using Big Data to Drive Action to Protect Remaining Tropical Forests
Authors: Nancy Harris, Chris Gabris
Global Forest Watch, in partnership with Blue Raster, employed big data methodologies to analyze 14 years of global deforestation raster data, looking for patterns to identify areas for immediate action. Esri’s Emerging Hot Spot Analysis tool in ArcGIS Pro allowed for deforestation to be analyzed across space and time. Focusing initially on Brazil, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, this talk will cover the methodology, scalability, and policy implications of this analysis.