Digital Earth Watch and Picture Post Network– What’s in a Digital Picture?



The Digital Earth Watch (DEW) environmental monitoring project is a citizen science initiative supported by NASA and NSF to create opportunities for informal and formal science educators and the community-at-large to collaborate by sharing digital photographs from Picture Post sites, and using simple tools to analyze pictures. A key message in DEW is that although plants are dynamic and respond continuously to their environment, they do so either on a time-scale that most people don’t notice or with a subtlety our senses can’t detect.

Since 2009, the Picture Post network is 100 posts and growing.  More and more, the power of digital pictures is being realized, as new sites and groups come online to share their tools and experiences, and research algorithms become increasingly sophisticated in pulling data from the pixels. This poster shows examples of using Picture Post photographs to monitor and measure important environmental variables.


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Name: Annette Schloss
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Name: Jeff Beaudry
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Name: John Pickle
Organization(s): Concord Academy