When We Know, You Know
We built SkyTruth Alerts as an in-house tool in 2011, to help us monitor environmentally significant incidents by geographical area. We shared it with the public the following year. In 2018, we completely overhauled the Alerts platform, and since then, we have been adding new alerts sources as well as new tools and features. We started by doubling the number of alerts you can sign up for, then added features that allow you to filter and download alerts, overlay your maps with additional datasets and satellite imagery, markup your maps with annotations, and save your maps so they can be shared with others and opened again later.