Previously, climate change, global warming, environmental damage, seawater pollution and this series of words are familiar and unfamiliar to us. Even from the kindergarten will be heard and read and write words, we are their impression that only stay in the textbook. Because these things are invisible and intangible, we can not feel their existence.
But now, we have Google Earth, it allows us to clearly see these "ubiquitous" changes, and let us deeply experience the earth facing a severe test.
The use of machine learning technology to draw the fishery fishing dynamic map
In 2005, a logging program raised almost more than a thousand acres of land in the Santa Cruz Mountains. If the plan is to be implemented, the ancient Sequoia will be cut down, the probability of fire will be greatly increased, public safety will also be a threat, the ecosystem will be severely damaged.
In order to save this situation, a Google engineer to come forward He used Google Earth to draw out the three-dimensional map of this area, to the people of the specific display of the planned area of the logging area near the residential area, and logging will bring harm. These clear and easy to understand the geographical data to the whole community united, and ultimately rejected the logging program.
Forest loss in the Amazon region
Google Earth makes the abstract geography concept real and mdash; this is exactly the core mission of Google Earth & mdash; & mdash; facing our ever-changing planet, to create the most detailed, most realistic geographical model, presented in front of people.
The coral reef that is passing away
Former US Vice President Al Gore talked about the concept of Digital Earth's "Digital Earth", which once referred to "the original data into what people can understand," Google Earth Engine and Google Cloud Machine Learning and AI and other emerging technologies are facing challenges: to allow scientists and practitioners to walk in the forefront of global sustainable development, to protect the environment to create solutions; at the same time, the complex geographic data into clear information and knowledge, to Help people make decisions. This work will further promote the use of renewable resources such as solar energy, so that people understand the forest, marine, water and air and other natural resources of the status quo, and management.
Google's team was fortunate to have face-to-face conversations with former US Vice President Al Gore to discuss the role of technology in tackling the climate crisis.
Over the past decade, Google and everyone witnessed the great progress of science and technology. In the future, Google will continue to study the relevant data and tools to protect and improve the ecological environment to contribute.