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Jun 30, 20082008 iGETT Summer Institute Held

For the last two weeks, 40 community college instructors who teach Geographic Information Systems (GIS) were gathered at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX to learn about integrating remote sensing into their existing programs as part of the Integrated Geospatial Education and Technology Training (iGETT) project. During the first week of the 2008 iGETT […]

Jun 13, 2008USGS Landsat Project Update Available

The latest issue of the USGS Landsat Project Update is available on theUSGS Landsat website. The 2008, Volume 2 Special Edition Issue, includes the following articles: + Landsat 5: Exceeding expectations: Above and beyond the call of duty + Bolivian Deforestation + Growth in the Desert – Las Vegas + Keeping a Satellite Functioning for 25 Years…What Could […]

NASA Data Helps Pinpoint Impacted Populations in Disaster Aftermath
Jun 12, 2008NASA Data Helps Pinpoint Impacted Populations in Disaster Aftermath

Contact: Gretchen Cook-Anderson, NASA/GSFC When two catastrophic natural disasters struck within days of each other in May 2008, disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and health officials, as well as members of the news media tapped into a unique set of NASA data products describing the location of the exposed populations. In the hours and days following the […]

Jun 6, 2008Largest Continent Released for Newly Acquired Landsat Data

The USGS Landsat Project has expanded its free data acquisitions to EurAsia. As near cloud-free scenes are acquired by Landsat 7, they are automatically processed and placed out for users to download at no charge. Because only a portion of the globe is collected daily, and some of it cloud-covered, not all areas of EurAsia […]

Jun 2, 2008Report Using Landsat and SPOT Data Shows Rapid Demise of Papua New Guinean Forests

Source: University of Papua New Guinea Remote Sensing Centre At the same time that the Government of Papua New Guinea is seeking compensation for conserving the carbon-trapping capacity of its vast tropical forests, destruction of these same lands is occurring so fast that by 2021 most of the areas accessible to loggers will have been […]