September 2009


Sep 29, 2009USGS Introduces New Bulk Download Tool for Free Landsat Data

Source: USGS For the first 1.1 million free Landsat scenes, users had to download one scene at a time. The Landsat Project has developed a bulk download tool so users can more easily download entire lists. After uploading a list of Landsat Scene [...]

Sep 21, 2009Idaho-Developed Mapping Method Garners Prestigious Award

Source: Ron Beck, USGS Data from earth-observing Landsat satellites plays a central role in a new, award-winning type of mapping that tracks water use. Water-use maps help save taxpayer money by increasing the accuracy and effectiveness of [...]

Noreen Thomas
Sep 16, 2009Landsat Cultivates Fans Among Midwest Farmers

Contributor: Gretchen Cook-Anderson, NASA Earth Science News Team Noreen Thomas’ farm looks like a patchwork quilt. Fields change hue with the season and with the alternating plots of organic wheat, soybeans, corn, alfalfa, flax, or hay. Thomas [...]

Rick Allen (top) along with Bill Kramber (middle) and Tony Morse (bottom)
Sep 15, 2009Landsat-Based Water-Use Mapping Method Hailed as an Important American Government Innovation

Contributor: Laura E.P. Rocchio Last night, Harvard University’s prestigious Ash Institute selected a Landsat-based water-use mapping method as a 2009 Innovations in American Government Award winner. “The 2009 Innovations finalists epitomize [...]

Sep 10, 2009USGS Landsat Project Update Available

The latest issue of the USGS Landsat Project Update is available on theUSGS Landsat website. The 2009, Volume 3 Issue 4, includes the following articles: + Landsat 5 – Not Ready to Quit Yet + Landsat Scenes Top One Million Downloads + LDCM News [...]

Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica
Sep 2, 2009NASA’s Tour of the Cryosphere Incorporates Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA)

Back in 2002, NASA created a film using satellite data that took viewers on a tour of Earth’s frozen regions. This year, NASA visualizers are taking viewers on a return trip to see how things have changed over the years. “The Tour of the Read [...]