the future of land imagingYou are invited to attend and participate in a public workshop on the future of U.S. moderate-resolution, Landsat-type multispectral land imaging. See draft agenda below.

At the workshop, you will hear presentations by the Future of Land Imaging Interagency Working Group, industry, the user community, and government representatives. You also will be given an opportunity to express your views and perspectives on future land imaging needs and capabilities.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, 2006 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. It will be held in the main auditorium of the U.S. Department of the Interior building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. For further information contact Barron Bradford.

+ Download the Workshop Invitation (PDF, 320 Kb)
+ Visit the Future of Land Imaging website
Learn about the ASPRS survey on the future of land imaging
+ Take the ASPRS survey on the future of land imaging (external link)

Draft Agenda

1:00 p.m. Introductory remarks

1:15 p.m. Future of Land Imaging Interagency Working Group

  • Preliminary Findings
  • Final Report Schedule

1:45 p.m. Panel #1: Views of the User Community on Future of Land Imaging

  • Value-Added Industry Users
  • Non-Profit Users
  • State and Local Government Users

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Panel #2: Views of the U.S. Aerospace Industry on Future of Land Imaging

  • Satellite Manufacturers & Operators
  • Satellite Operators
  • Other U.S. Industry

4:15 p.m. Open Discussion and Response to Working Group’s Preliminary Findings

  • The Societal Benefit of Land Imaging
  • How U.S. Data Needs Can Be Met
  • How a U.S. Land Imaging Program Should Be Managed
  • The Role of International Partners
  • Linkages to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

* Please note: The workshop’s focus is on the concept of an operational U.S. land imaging capability to come on line BEYOND the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM).