Global Forest Watch:
Everyone Has a Story | Accepting New Participants

How to collect images

GFL student participants take photos of their local forests, and record data about them using the Student Photo Form. Then, they submit their photos and forms to our website by clicking on the links below. GFL will later use this for a visual analysis databse scientists can use.

To collect images, you must first go into a forest region of your choice and take some photographs. T3-1

As you fill out the photographs, fill out this  PAPER FORMwith the requested information.

Once you’re done collecting information and taking photographs, transfer the photos from your camera/cell phone to the computer, and fill out the ONLINE FORM.

See the slide show and video below for help with some of the items on the form.

Useful Links

Determining forest health: – See forest health information for any forest in the US.

Know your latitude and longitude coordinates? Follow these steps to get a Google Maps link from them.

Need help enabling geo-tagging on your smartphone? Follow these steps to turn on geo-tagging.