Improving Forest Classification of the Brazilian National Forest Inventory using the CEO Platform
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by Collect Earth Online
1y ago
 Serviço Florestal Brasileiro (Brazilian Forest Service) and FAO The Brazilian Forest Service (Serviço Florestal Brasileiro-SFB) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently held a hybrid workshop to support the Brazilian National Forest Inventory (IFN-BR) in its effort of forest classification. IFN-BR is collecting field data across all of Brazil. The workshop collected data in six biomes across Brazil. The six biomes across Brazil studied in this workshop. Participants, including national experts, collected data using Collect Earth Onl ..read more
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Using Interpretation Keys with CEO
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by Collect Earth Online
2y ago
Imagine that you are leading a team of interpreters. Your team’s job is to interpret hundreds of plots in Collect Earth Online (CEO) in order to gather data about land cover using remotely sensed imagery and a list of mutually exclusive land cover types of interest. To successfully accomplish this goal, each interpreter must accurately and consistently identify each land cover type. That is, forests must always be identified as forests, wetland areas as wetland areas, and so on. How do you make sure that your team can successfully accomplish this task? Interpretation keys, also called photo in ..read more
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CEO Featured as a Key Tool in New OpenMRV Website
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by Collect Earth Online
2y ago
On 22 June 2021, the Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI), together with its lead partner the World Bank, launched the knowledge platform OpenMRV (openmrv.org). OpenMRV is an open-source central repository for user-friendly measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) support resources and instructional materials.  What is OpenMRV? Watch the OpenMRV 20-second promotional video. Collect Earth Online (CEO) is featured as a key resource on OpenMRV.  As part of international climate change commitments, countries must develop MRV systems to estimate greenhouse gas emissions rela ..read more
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CEO paper wins multiple awards
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by Collect Earth Online
2y ago
The Collect Earth Online (CEO) team is pleased to share that the manuscript Collect Earth: An online tool for systematic reference data collection in land cover and use applications has won multiple prestigious awards.  This peer-reviewed manuscript introduced CEO to the world as a free and open source tool for land monitoring. The paper describes the underlying technology behind CEO and describes the tool as a robust, integrated approach for data collection in collaborative settings that meets key reference data collection requirements for practitioners. The award winning CEO manuscript ..read more
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Setting up multiple imagery sources in CEO
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by Collect Earth Online
2y ago
Being able to view multiple sources of imagery is helpful for data collectors when they are analyzing landscapes. Different imagery sources can contribute to being able to accurately answer survey questions. Institutional administrators should set up diverse imagery sources in order to support data collectors. Which specific imagery sources should be added to a Collect Earth Online (CEO) project depends on the survey questions being asked. Here we will discuss setting up a diversity of imagery tailored for your project. Consider your project needs Think about the survey questions being asked i ..read more
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Utilice sus propios datos en CEO: conexión con WMS/WMTS [Español]
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by Collect Earth Online
2y ago
A menudo escuchamos de nuestros usuarios que tienen datos y que quisieran agregarlos a sus proyectos en Collect Earth Online (CEO). Afortunadamente, CEO brinda dos maneras fáciles de agregar sus propias imágenes a sus proyectos. La primera es mediante la conexión de sus propias imágenes vía el Servicio de Cartografía Web (WMS, del inglés Web Map Service) o el Servicio de Cartografía Web de Mosaicos (WMTS, del inglés Web Map Tile Service) y la segunda, conectando sus imágenes publicadas en el Google Earth Engine (GEE, del inglés Google Earth Engine). En este blog, nos enfocaremos en la conexión ..read more
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Winter 2022 updates: Survey improvements
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by Collect Earth Online
2y ago
The Collect Earth Online (CEO) team is excited to announce the launch of new and improved features that we’ve added to the platform. In response to feedback from our community of users, we’ve improved a number of key features, including survey question creation. Survey question improvements We’ve improved the process administrators use to create survey questions. Most importantly, they can now edit questions and answers, copy questions along with their answers, and bulk-add answers. With the new editing functionality, users can easily fine-tune their questions and answers without needing to d ..read more
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Improving Forest Classification of the Brazilian National Forest Inventory using the CEO Platform
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by Collect Earth Online
2y ago
Co-authors: Thiago Spagnolo, Valeria Contessa, and Pedro Vivar The Brazilian Forest Service (Serviço Florestal Brasileiro-SFB) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently held a hybrid workshop to support the Brazilian National Forest Inventory (IFN-BR) in its effort of forest classification. IFN-BR is collecting field data across all of Brazil. The workshop collected data in six biomes across Brazil. The six biomes across Brazil studied in this workshop. Participants, including national experts, collected data using Collect Earth Online (CE ..read more
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Utilizando os seus próprios dados no CEO: Conectando WMS/WMTS [português]
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by Collect Earth Online
2y ago
Ouvimos frequentemente dos usuários que gostariam de acrescentar dados próprios aos seus projetos no Collect Earth Online (CEO). Felizmente, o CEO fornece duas formas fáceis de adicionar as suas próprias imagens aos projetos. A primeira é conectando as suas próprias imagens via Web Map Service (WMS) ou Web Map Tile Service (WMTS), e a segunda é conectando suas imagens através do Google Earth Engine (GEE). Neste blog, vamos focar na conexão das fontes de dados WMS/WMTS ao CEO. Agradecemos ao SERVIR-Amazonia pelo suporte na tradução dessa publicação. Conectando seu WMS/WMTS ao CEO WMS e&nb ..read more
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Using your own data in CEO: Connecting GEE raster data
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by Collect Earth Online
2y ago
We often hear from users that they have data that they would like to add to their Collect Earth Online (CEO) projects. Fortunately, CEO provides two easy ways to add your own imagery to your projects. The first is by connecting your own imagery via Web Map Service (WMS) or Web Map Tile Service (WMTS), and the second is by connecting your imagery hosted in Google Earth Engine (GEE). In a previous blog post, we discussed connecting WMS/WMTS data sources. In this blog post, we will discuss connecting GEE raster data sources to CEO. GEE and CEO GEE is a cloud based geospatial processing service ..read more
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