What is Collect Earth?
Collect Earth is a tool that enables data collection through Google Earth. In conjunction with Google Earth, Bing Maps and Google Earth Engine, users can analyze high and very high resolution satellite imagery for a wide variety of purposes, including :
Support multi-phase National Forest Inventories
Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) assessments
Monitoring agricultural land and urban areas
Validation of existing maps
Collection of spatially explicit socio-economic data
Quantifying deforestation, reforestation and desertification
Its user friendliness and smooth learning curve make it a perfect tool for performing fast, accurate and cost-effective assessments. It is highly customizable for the specific data collection needs and methodologies.
The data gathered through Collect Earth is exportable to commonly used formats and can also be exported to Saiku, a tool that facilitates data analysis.