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A Bird's Eye View of a Changing Planet

Cloud to Classroom is a joint project of Google Earth, National Geographic, and NASA to put satellite data in the hands of the world. We seek to visually communicate trends of global environmental change through local-to-global scale satellite imagery analysis apps. 
Using long term data archives from satellite-based datasets, we can display and analyze changes on Earth's surface from human-driven disturbances such as climate change, deforestation, urbanization, and forest fire. Cloud to Classroom seeks to make these trends accessible and understandable to the wider public through a series of interactive applications. 
Explore long term trends, recent change hotspots, and groundbreaking climate-related scientific studies. Visit our FAQ page for more information on data acquisition and other resources for understanding global change.