Interesting interview with Nigel Sizer of the WRI talking about their Global Forest Watch Tool. Over the next 5 years they hope to be able to display forest cover data at a resolution of 5meters and with daily updates!
Well worth checking out the GFW tool here:
If people could only see the destruction they wrought then maybe more would be done to stop it.
"Over the longer term, the next two to five years we expect GFW to undergo dramatic redesign to support much more country… greatly increasing our ability to detect smaller scale changes and report on those far more rapidly," Sizer told mongabay.com. "In other words we aim to take GFW from near real time to virtually real time and to very high resolution, while maintaining extreme ease of use."