Analyze Area is one of the most powerful features of Lens. With it, you can query the data in Lens to understand the history of your site, which informs ongoing management actions and future risks.
Assessing the risk of flooding around a river? Setting baselines for forest loss in the past 20 years? Identifying land use and land cover trends? This and more can all be done with Analyze Area.
In the following videos, Head of Product Abby Smith walks us through three sites in Lens, detailing how quickly the Analyze Area feature can paint a picture of what’s happening on the ground using data, satellite imagery from different time periods, and other core features like Compare Mode and Notes.
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Vegetation trends and post-fire recovery
In this first video, we take a longer walkthrough via a site in California, looking to answer the questions on the effects on vegetation before the fire, immediately after, and since then - or, what restoration has occurred and a data visualization of that progress.
Surface water analysis and assessing past floods
In the second video, we look into accessing flooding risk through the use of Analyze Area, particularly looking at Surface Water data from Sentinel-2.
Forest loss, baselines, and timber harvests
Finally, this last video quickly showcases the Global Forest Loss dataset, showing the extent of forest loss after a timber harvest, and selecting the specific timeframe we’re interested in.