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Collect Earth – land monitoring through visual interpretation (2016)

This video demonstrates the functionalities of Open Foris Collect Earth and its integration with Bing Maps, Google Earth, Google Earth Engine and Saiku.

“Monitoring forest and landscape restoration with Collect Earth” by Bernadette Arakwiye, WRI

Bernadette Arakwiye, World Resources Institute, presented Collect Earth.

Mapping Together helps people use Collect Earth mapathons to monitor tree-based restoration. Collect Earth enables users to create precise data that can show where trees are growing outside the forest across farms, pasture, and urban areas and how the landscape has changed over time.

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Collect Earth: How to use the Grid Generator tool (2020)

This video will guide you through the process of generating a Grid for your Collect Earth project with the GRID GENERATOR TOOL https://collectearth.users.earthengin… The Grid Generator is a GEE app created with the GEE CODE EDITOR. This tool allows to design and generate a Grid for your Collect Earth project. The GRID GENERATOR APP developed with GEE has the form of a website and offers different options to create the grid. The grid generator tool can be accessed here: https://collectearth.users.earthengin… The GEE Code Editor can be accessed here: You can download a presentation used to prepare this video here :…

Collect Earth survey incorporating ancillary data from a map (2020)

In this video you can learn how you can create a survey with Open Foris Collect Survey Designer for a Collect Earth assessment that includes data that comes from a Shapefile or Raster. In this way ancillary data can be added to the Survey so that the user may use that information while collecting data or when the data needs to be analyzed. Examples of this is to add information about if the plot is inside a natural reserve ( information that can be extracted from a shapefile) or what is the average NDVI for the plot (this may come from a raster file) For more questions on Collect Earth go to : Collect and Collect Earth can be downloaded from The Digital Soil Map of the World shown on the video can be downloaded here :… The resulting survey that was created on the video is downloadable here :…

Generating plot location in Google Earth (2017)

This video demonstrates how you can use Google Earth to find areas where data is to be collected with Collect Earth. Google Earth is used to generate a KML with placemarks (points of interest) which is later imported into Collect Earth. The result is that Collect Earth generates plots on top of those placemarks and the user can then collect data for these plots.

Collect Earth: Using the Google Earth Engine Explorer Workspace (2017)

In this video you can see how to use the Google Earth Engine Explorer Workspace function from Collect Earth. The workspace allows the user to save the layers (Landsat 7, 8, MODIS and so one) that he wants to visualize while assessing plots. This process will save you time as it will not be necessary to arrange the layers every time the GEE Explorer opens. The URL used in the video (to copy the workspace that is shown) is :… For more questions go to :


Open Foris Collect: Installation and execution (2016)

Part 1.1 of the Collect Earth video tutorial. The first step to design a Collect Earth survey is to design the data to be collected with Open Foris Collect – Survey Designer.

  1. Importing and editing a Collect Earth survey with Collect (2016)

In this video we demonstrate how to import a survey in Collect, modify it though the Survey Designer and finally export it and test it in Collect Earth File used for import :…

Creating a new Collect Earth survey (2016)

This video teaches you how to start creating a new Collect Earth survey using the Open Foris Collect – Survey Designer. It shows the basic functionalities on how to add attributes to the survey, how to create hierarchical and flat code lists and how to stablish relationships between the attributes by using relevancy properties.

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Marcelo Rezende, Visualizing Land Use Change with Collect Earth (2015)

Marcelo Rezende from Open Foris (UNFAO) presents “Collect Earth: Challenges and opportunities of a multi-purpose visual interpretation tool” Read more about the project:… Learn more about Geo for Good: http://geoforgood2015.earthoutreach.o…