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Satellite mapping to update forest cover data in JK - GreaterKashmir.com

Satellite mapping to update forest cover data in JK - GreaterKashmir.com | GIS, Spatial modelling & Plants | Scoop.it

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will conduct satellite mapping to ascertain the exact ground impact of afforestation projects implemented across the State during past two decades. The Government intends to demarcate the total area under green cover and initiate preventive measures to save it from further encroachments.

Forest officials will be trained about the usage of the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other technical equipment, which will be used in state wide survey. The recorded forest area of Jammu and Kashmir is 20,230 square km, but only 54 % of total area reported for land utilization is covered by forests.

The main threat are forest fires, which could increase with climate change and global warming and cause further environmental degradation across the region. 


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App Store - FAO Forestry

FAO; Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about FAO Forestry on the App Store. Download FAO Forestry and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


The application has been designed to bring FAO's work on forests and forestry and explain forests’ linkage to food security to a growing generation of iPhone and iPad users.

The 'FAO Forestry' app can be downloaded free from the Apple App store and provides users with news, videos, select publications, interactive maps showing world forest statistics, and a quiz, all navigable by a touch-screen wheel.

(via IPPCnews, Facbook)

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