A Landsat 7 image of Okawa Bay
Jan 24, 2007Landsat Helps Monitor Toxic Algal Blooms in New Zealand

Every summer in New Zealand, recreational swimming in Okawa Bay is often prohibited because of toxic algal blooms. According to a Jan. 20 article in the New Zealand Herald, Waikato University biologist Brendan Hicks is using Landsat data to both map historical water quality deterioration and to monitor the effects of recent mitigation measures on water […]

Microsoft's Virtual Earth - Baltimore, Maryland
Jan 9, 2007Landsat Data Part of MSN® Virtual Earth™

Jan 9, 2007 • MSN® Virtual Earth™ is a web map server that offers search and mapping capabilities. As described in a July 2005 Microsoft press release, “the service enables users to search, discover, explore, plan and share information and activities relevant to specific U.S. locations by combining aerial imagery, detailed maps and precise local […]

Jan 9, 2007LDCM Instrument Request for Proposals Released

The LDCM Operational Land Imager (OLI) Request For Proposals (RFP) has been posted to the NASA Acquisition Internet Service website. The following documents that are referenced in the OLI RFP are now available in the LDCM Project Library: Landsat Worldwide Reference System-2 (WRS-2) Definition, LDCM Operations Concept Document with the associated Design Reference Case appendix, and OLI […]

Cover of USGS Professional Paper 1726
Jan 9, 2007As Population Grows, So Do Urban Areas

Source: USGS News Release Contact: Jonathan H. Smith, 703 648-4516 USGS Release : December 27, 2006 A new USGS publication – Rate, Trends, Causes, and Consequences of Urban Land-Use Change in the United States (Professional Paper 1726)– studies the change in land use associated with increasing urbanization and its impacts at local, regional, and national scales. Based on […]

Sample TerraLook data product
Jan 8, 2007USGS Announces TerraLook

Source: USGS News Release Contact: Gene Fosnight, 605-594-605 The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS), in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the TerraLook data product. TerraLook consists of a collection of JPEG images created from ASTER images from […]

a GLOBE star
Jan 8, 2007GLOBE Star for Landsat Outreach Effort

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) effort is an international science education program for primary and secondary schools that focuses on hand-on learning. In late September as part of GLOBE, an educational satellite validation field campaign called “Bridging the GAPS from Space: How to validate NASA Satellite Data in the Field” […]

L5 image of Tampa, Fl on 9/23/06
Jan 8, 2007Landsat 5 at 120K+ Orbits

On September 23, 2006 Landsat 5 made its 120,000th orbit around Earth (equating to nearly 3.1 billion miles traveled). Tampa, Florida was one of the locations found on the path of the 120,000th orbit (see image to right). Landsat 5 was launched in 1984 with a five year design life. Thanks to good engineering and a knowledgeable […]