“Remote sensing-based observations of land characteristics and climate are regularly harnessed to visualize crop suitability and insect habitat…Leveraging cloud-based computing improves the accessibility of global climate information for crop and land suitability mapping, granting increased information frequency and more decision power to stakeholders and policymakers to effectively scale food security and vector mitigation interventions.”—Peter et al. 2018
Peter, B. G., Messina, J. P., Frake, A. N., and Lin, Z. Web-based GIS for geovisualizing environmental niche: Cropping systems and disease transmitting vectors. Environmental Science & Policy Program—Balancing Act: Food, Water, Energy, Climate. East Lansing, MI. Poster.