According to an article published today by the journal Science, the first global map of high resolution that shows the extent of forests and jungles, as well as the loss of vegetation, has been created by a team of researchers, including Google and scientists from the US Government.
The map shows that there was a loss, between 2000 and 2012, on the planet of 2.3 million square kilometers of forests and the new forests cover and area of about 800,000 square kilometers.
Among the key findings of this study is that the tropics were the only climate sector where there is a clear trend, and the novelty of the loss of forested areas increased in 2.101 square kilometers per year.
“The losses or gains in the forest cover change many important aspects of the ecosystem, including the regulation of climate, carbon storage, biodiversity and water supplies”, said Matthew Hansen, geographer at the University of Maryland, Science teacher and head of the team that carried out the research.
The map, that will be updated each year, includes all the forests and disorders occurring in them either by logging, fire, pests or storms.
On the other hand, people can already made a virtual tour virtually Guayaquil from the air to learn about existing forms that has the city, its new growth areas, major projects that are built or simply to find a direction, from the computer, or a Smartphone, once Google Maps made a detailed and up-to-date map of the city.
Recent sites like the Samanes Park, the developments which rise in highway Narcisa de Jesús or commercial projects that are built on via a la costa and the Northwest can be displayed.
The information is most up-to-date when it began to operate service scrollable maps and photographs by satellite in 2005.