Nov 30, 2006Landsat Semi-Annual Calibration Meeting Held

NASA and USGS work jointly to maintain and refine as necessary, the radiometric and geometric calibrations of the Landsat 5 TM and Landsat 7 ETM+. As part of this effort, NASA funds several external teams that provide independent analyses and perform vicarious radiometric calibrations. Twice yearly, these investigators meet with USGS and NASA personnel to […]

Nov 17, 20062006 Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group Meeting Held

This year’s Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group (LGSOWG-35) meeting was held in Australia November 13-17, 2006.  The meeting was organized by USGS and hosted by GeoScience Australia in Hobart, Australia.  Participants from 11 countries including members of the Landsat project and NASA staff discussed topics that focused on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, the […]

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Nov 11, 2006Landsat at the National Interpreters Workshop

LDCM Education and Public Outreach prepared and presented two sessions at the National Association for Interpretation’s Annual Conference in November, highlighting the NASA Explorer Institute, Earth to Sky. The conference was attended by over 1200 informal education specialists, representing the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and many […]

Nov 9, 2006Sam Goward Receives 2006 USGS John Wesley Powell Award

Dr. Sam N. Goward, the former Landsat 7 Science Team Leader and a Professor of Geography at the University of Maryland, received the 2006 USGS John Wesley Powell Award today at USGS Headquarters in Reston, Virginia. Goward was awarded for his significant role in increasing public awareness of the USGS mission, helping the Geography Discipline […]

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Nov 6, 2006Meet Sam Goward

Nov 6, 2006 • Dr. Samuel N. Goward is a professor of Geography at the University of Maryland College Park specializing in bioclimatology and remote sensing. He currently serves as a co-chair of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Land Satellite Remote Sensing Data Archive (NSLRSDA) advisory committee, and from 1997–2001 he was the Science […]

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Nov 3, 2006Landsat at the Smithsonian

Landsat images are part of a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition called “Earth from Space.” The exhibit was jointly developed by the Smithsonian, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Global Imagination. The tour kicks off at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Saturday, November 11. There is also an accompanying online exhibition that features […]

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Nov 3, 2006Watch as Landsat Data Are Collected

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has made it possible for you to watch as swaths of data from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites are collected and downloaded to the USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) in Sioux Falls, SD. USGS EarthNow! displays data received from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites […]

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Nov 2, 2006Landsat Data Help National Park Service Manage Bison in Yellowstone

Contributor: Gretchen Cook-Anderson Grainy photographs of America’s Old West recall a time when large bison herds migrated across wide prairie lands, 30 million strong, with the changing seasons determining their path and destination. Now, NASA satellite data and computer modeling and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) information are helping track the remnants of this once mighty […]