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Urban trees provide many benefits such as absorbing heat, filtering pollution, and absorbing carbon dioxide from the air. Photo: Willow Oak in City Park, USGS, public domain.

Google Launches AI powered Tree Canopy Lab

Katarina Samurović

Google is using artificial intelligence to develop maps of tree canopy from its aerial imagery.

What is the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) Tool?

Katarina Samurović

Google has launched a new tool, Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE), with the main purpose of making new climate-relevant datasets easier for cities to access.

Camels Now Part of Google’s Street View Imagery Program

Caitlin Dempsey

Google uses many different ways to capture its growing street level imagery, including using trikes, snowmobiles, and trolleys.  Most recently, ...

Detected methane leaks in the city of Staten Island.

Mapping Methane Leaks with Google Street View Cars

Caitlin Dempsey

Google partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund on a pilot project to use Google’s fleet of Street View cars to ...

3D Mapping with Google Smartphones

Rebecca Maxwell

Project Tango is an initiative from Google that could revolutionize how the world is mapped and navigated.

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