The Geo-Wiki Project provides a platform to visualize, analyze and improve upon these differences. The Biomass Geo-Wiki has collected a comprehensive set of recent biomass data from around the globe, and makes it freely available for visualization. Users are provided with an instant global overview of available datasets, overlaid on the Google Earth platform with comparable units. This provides an instant gap analysis of global data. Additional data to be uploaded could include geo-tagged pictures, in-situ measurements and more. Finally it would be possible with a critical mass of data to produce a global mosaic of terrestrial biomass.
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