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what is glimsee?

Glimsee is an internet of things lamp that lights up with different colours to show the type of environment you are in. A simple mobile app securely sends your location to the Glimsee web app whenever you move to a new area, which then runs a land cover classification algorithm on the Google Earth Engine. By analysing all the land cover types within 500 m of your location, the app determines the percentage of water, urban and forest around you, and securely sends this data back to the Particle Photon (Wi-Fi) or Electron (3G) connected lamp in your home. Your family and friends won't know your location, but will know the environment you are experiencing.

The categories

Built up areas
Permanent forests
Open water
Urban parklands
Vegetated with water
Built up coastal areas