This is Dynamic World, Google’s platform that uses AI to offer real-time data on changes in the ecosystem
Google is using its Earth engine and artificial intelligence platform to develop a new tool called Dynamic World.
Historically, and with ongoing geographic changes due to climate change and overpopulation, it has been difficult to access detailed, up-to-date data on ecosystem changes to document how much of a region is covered by different types of land. and water, such as wetlands, forests, crops, trees, buildings, etc.
However, with this new tool, Google wants to solve this problem, thanks to a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI). With Dynamic World we will be able to observe the changes that occur almost in real time in all ecosystems.
We leave you the link so you can take a look at the website and investigate on your own how the passage of time has affected your area.
Based on artificial intelligence and cloud computing, they manage to assess whether a pixel, or what is the same, 100 m2, is covered by water, forest, floors or cultivated land, among many other categories.
Offering this data so quickly makes it much easier for researchers and environmentalists to keep our planet protected. With this tool, for example, it will be possible to do a much more exhaustive monitoring of the polar ice caps or how massive urbanization is slowly destroying everything.
Until then, the terrestrial maps have been supplied on a monthly basis, with the changes that can be made within that time, between when the data is collected and evaluated.
With Dynamic World we will also be able to know how a fire is progressing and how much land it is consuming a few seconds after it occurs and thus evaluate, at a glance, the measures to be taken into account.
Thanks to observing the rapid growth of farmland , it has made known the scarcity of it and therefore the need to look for smarter, more environmentally friendly and more sustainable methods to make use of it.
Google is making Dynamic World accessible as a free and open dataset.