Upper Green Valley Environmental Issues Illustrated with Google Earth

Skytruth.org is a web site which promotes environmental awareness and protection with digital mapping technology. They have organized geospatial information on an issue in the Upper Green Valley region of Wyoming which has resulted from the US Bureau of Land Management granting licenses to mine oil and gas in the region. Skytruth then crafted the information in a Google Earth file (5 Mbytes) which illustrates the region, illustrates the migration paths of animals, shows the locations of mining, and even has a time animation (GE 4 required) showing the explosion of new wells planted over the last 10 years. They also posted the collection at the Google Earth Community.
Skytruth also has produced an excellent 10 minute video which succinctly describes the issues and cleverly uses Google Earth to give people a 3D perspective on the lay of the land in the area:




Kudo’s to Skytruth for an excellent use of Google Earth!

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Comments

  1. Google Earth has been a true eye opener for many to the real effects of land mass changes.

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