SkyTruth’s latest update to Alerts adds features that allow subscribers to annotate a map view and share it with co-workers, organizations and interested parties. These additions add to a rich set of features that are unique to online mapping and satellite imagery viewing — all available for free to the public.
- Highlight traits found in satellite imagery
- Measure the area of new development or changes in a habitat’s footprint
- Add information to a SkyTruth Alerts incident
- Measure boundary setbacks or the distance between 2 objects
- Add text to the map in preparation for sharing with others
This is accomplished with a set of tools that can annotate by using shapes (rectangles, circles, polygons), lines, text, markers and measurements. A guide to these tools is available here.
New sharing capabilities allow you to save current map views either as a JPG image or a unique URL. Visit here for a guide to sharing and some of its limitations.
The full online manual is available here.
We’ll be testing and fine-tuning these features throughout the summer. If you run into problems or want to suggest features you’d like to use with Alerts, please contact us at email@example.com. We would also enjoy hearing about how you’re able to make use of these features!