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Introduction to Collect Earth Online

Collect Earth Online is a free and open-source image viewing and interpretation platform. In this course, you will learn the different concepts associated with image interpretation projects.

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Collect Earth Online, or CEO, is an open source satellite image viewing and interpretation platform developed in part by SERVIR. CEO allows users to conduct image interpretation projects using global high-resolution imagery, while also permitting users to upload their own imagery. 

An image interpretation project refers to taking a set of imagery and labeling it based on what we can observe at different locations. In this course, we will learn how to conduct an image interpretation project in Collect Earth Online in the context of land cover and land use. 

In this course, you will learn how to create and conduct your own image interpretation project in Collect Earth Online. You will learn the different characteristics of the imagery offered by CEO, as well as how to import external imagery into the platform. You will learn the different components of planning an image interpretation project, as well as the best practices when interpreting imagery and collecting data.

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SERVIR is a joint initiative of NASA, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and leading geospatial organizations around the world working to apply Earth Observations to address environmental challenges.

We are situated under NASA’s Applied Science and Capacity Building Programs, seeking to bring science down to Earth and affect change. In doing so, we co-develop services that often employ geospatial tools. Over the years, the user base for our tools has grown beyond the intended end user. As such, SERVIR seeks to build global capacity to use our mature tools via online learning.

To learn more about SERVIR, visit our website

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Course Materials of this course are Copyright  NASA-USAID SERVIR under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license unless specified otherwise.


For questions, please email: info@geoversity.io

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