Image source does not exist News Release: 2012-08-06 ARB to unveil Google Earth application to display largest greenhouse gas emitters in state

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Dimitri Stanich

ARB to unveil Google Earth application to display largest greenhouse gas emitters in state

Online Webinar to introduce media to new visual mapping tool that pinpoints locations, size of emissions

SACRAMENTO: - On Tuesday, August 7, the Air Resources Board will host an online webinar to introduce media to an online mapping application that uses Google Earth to visually display California’s largest greenhouse gas emitters.

Unlike other mapping tools that demonstrate location only, the Google Earth tool also allows viewers to see the relative size of each facility’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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WHAT: Presentation of the California Google Earth display of state’s largest greenhouse gas emitters
WHEN:     Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHO: ARB Office of Communications, and greenhouse gas reporting staff

Accurate and verified reporting of greenhouse gas emissions is the foundation of the cap and trade program. The new application links ARB’s database of the state’s largest sources of greenhouse gases with Google’s mapping technology, including satellite photography that shows details of each facility. The Google Earth module features a graphic representation of the relative size of each facility’s annual greenhouse gas emissions in relation to others throughout the state.


ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.