Jul 31, 2006Public Workshop on Future of Land Imaging for United States Held

On Wednesday, July 26 a half-day workshop on the Future of Landsat Imaging (FLI) in the U.S. was held at the Department of the Interior (DOI) building in downtown Washington, DC. The workshop was an outgrowth of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)-mandated FLI Interagency Working Group (IWG) which has been charged with […]

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Jul 27, 2006Landsat Coral Reef Images Key to New Global Survey

Detailed global coral reef maps created with Landsat 7 imagery have enabled scientists to determine which reefs have adequate protection. It is well documented that coral reef biodiversity is in decline due to anthropogenic influences such as over fishing, coastal development, and pollution. Using Landsat-derived coral reef maps in conjunction with an updated inventory of […]

Jul 17, 2006A Look at Landsat-related Research

As reported in the May issue of the Landsat Project Update, USGS librarian Carol Deering has analyzed the occurrence of Landsat-related articles in over 300 professional journals to determine the disciplines that use Landsat data most frequently. Deering’s results verify the use of Landsat data across a wide spectrum of scientific fields—from coastal management to biogeography. Visit […]

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Jul 10, 2006Participate in ASPRS Survey on the Future of Land Imaging

In support of the Future of Land Imaging workshop, the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has been asked by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to conduct a survey on the societal benefits of moderate resolution land imaging (by sensors such as Landsat). To help OSTP quantify the value and nature […]

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Jul 5, 2006Public Workshop to Be Held: Future Land Imaging for the United States

You 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 […]