Thanks are (over)due….

…to our friends at ERDAS, makers of Imagine, the powerful image processing and mapping software that we use here at SkyTruth. They provide this at a steeply discounted rate to non-profits like us. Almost everything we do uses Imagine; a couple of examples are our time-series of urban growth in Las Vegas, and our multi-decade analysis of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia.

…and to our friends at Google Earth, who once again have extended, at no cost, the license for us to continue using Google Earth Pro for another year. Check out a couple of the ways we’ve used Google Earth Pro: for mapping coal-combustion waste disposal in high-risk flood zones, and showing residential development encroaching into the habitat of the endangered Preble’s Mouse.

A big tip o’ the hat to companies like these who make a real effort to support the non-profit community.