Welcome to SkyTruth!

Welcome to the new SkyTruth blog. We’ll use this space to keep you up to date on what we’re doing. And once in a while, to ask for your help when we run into problems we can’t solve, or great project ideas that we’re too maxed out to tackle.

What is SkyTruth? We’re a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in groovy Shepherdstown, West Virginia, about 70 miles upstream from Washington, DC. But we see SkyTruth as more than that – it’s also a noun (think “ground truth”), and we hope, a global movement to produce visual proof of our impact on the landscapes, habitats and environment of the planet to anyone who cares to see it. Our tools of choice for this mission are images and photos taken from above: from orbiting satellites and from airplanes. Our tools are “remote sensing” and geographic information systems (GIS), used to help people understand our changing world and motivate them to take action to protect and preserve the environment.

But a picture is worth a thousand words. To get a better feel for what we’ve done since we started up in 2001, start at our home page and take some time to check out our online image galleries.

We hope you’ll check out this space regularly!