Key Takeaways: SkyTruth is looking for new sources for the environmental alerts we send out. Since relaunching Alerts in December, 2018, we’ve expanded Oil & Gas permitting to include West Virginia, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Montana and Utah. We’ve also added pollution alerts for Florida, New Mexico and New York. We rely on our users […]
About Dan Cogswell
Dan has been a software developer for 30 some years, working first in local government and then in the private sector with LEIDOS Biomedical. He has an IT degree from Shepherd University and a Data Science Certificate from Johns Hopkins through Coursera. He and his wife Margaret moved to Shepherdstown in 1986. Dan is a past president of Potomac Valley Audubon Society and its current treasurer, and has held leadership roles with several youth soccer organizations. He also enjoys birding, traveling, old movies and an embarrassing number of comic strips.
Entries by Dan Cogswell
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. New annotation features allow […]
Given SkyTruth’s mission of using the view from space to motivate people to protect the environment, it was only a matter of time before satellite imagery would find its way into our Alerts application. With 2019 comes the ability to visually check out what’s taking place in your areas of interest (AOIs), all inside the […]
We just released a new version of SkyTruth Alerts, a service that notifies you about environmental incidents in areas you care about. It’s a tool we built to help us monitor environmental events in-house, and we’ve made it freely available to the public for the last six years. We’re excited about the capabilities of the […]
SkyTruth has built on NOAA’s work in estimating natural gas flaring volume by creating an interactive map showing individual flaring locations as identified by NOAA’s Earth Observation Group (EOG). Flaring – the method of burning off the unwanted natural gas in massive, open flames – is a chronic practice in oil fields around the world. […]