Google Earth is an eye to many things in the world - now including the reforestation of a national park in Indonesia. The tree planting initiative, dubbed NEWtrees, is being coordinated by WWF-Indonesia (World Wildlife Fund), Nokia and Equinox, an Indonesian English language publishing company.
The idea behind NEWtrees is to use technology to help monitor the growth of trees through geotags (trees labeled with precise latitude and longitude coordinates). These trees are being planted in
The first ceremonial tree planting was on Nov. 7. Photos and locations of the planted trees are viewable online. This is an excellent way to monitor the development of the trees as they repopulate an area hit hard by logging.
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