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A Drone's View of Earth's Surface

A Drone's View of Earth's Surface
Drones are revolutionizing how geologists and scientists view the world. This map, which is three different maps stitched together, is of a small mesa in the New Mexican desert. The left panel shows topography (reds are highs and blues are lows). The middle panel is high-resolution aerial imagery. The right panel is a greenness map showing the location and health of the vegetation. Maps like these help geologists understand how the surface geology impacts the landscape and related features


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