Friday, February 5, 2021

Geography Students' Data Mining Helps Florida Forest Conservation

A remote sensing geography class from BU played a key role in the conservation of a 14-acre southern Florida forest [] home to protected wildlife that’s been fending off urban and commercial development for the past 60 years.

In November, the Boynton Beach City Commission turned down a developer’s bid to purchase the land where it planned to build nearly 100 single-family homes. The residents’ plea to save Nickels Forest was aided by the proposed data analysis of area satellite imagery by BU students this past fall for their Remote Sensing of the Environment class. Their professor presented to the commission a plan to analyze urban growth and reduction of green cover with Nickels Forest being the center of focus. 

~Retrieved from Onward Campus Events and News 2/4/2021



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