Oct 31, 2008Tracking Biodiversity in the Amazon Rain Forests

Source: Lance Nixon, South Dakota State University NASA is paying researchers on the cool prairies of South Dakota to help track biodiversity in the steamy rain forests of the Brazilian Amazon. It’s not as odd as it sounds. Professor Mark Cochrane in South Dakota State University’s Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence said much of […]

Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper image mosaic of Iceland
Oct 24, 2008USGS Book About Icelandic Glacier Names Includes Landsat Images

Source: Richard S. Williams, Jr. and Diane Noserale, USGS Where is Snæfellsjökull?… and what does it look like? Now you can find out. You can also learn where Eyjafjallajökull, Breiðamerkurjökull, and Þórisjökull are and what they look like. Just maybe, for our non-Icelandic audience, we need to explain. These are not typos. They are just four […]

Oct 9, 2008KU scientists create new land-cover map of Kansas with Landsat

Source: Berry Clemens, Kansas Biological Survey, KU News Release   University of Kansas scientists have released an updated land-cover map of the state of Kansas designed to help researchers forecast the effect of global change on the state’s landscape. The new digital map is a valuable dataset for visualizing landscape patterns throughout the state. The […]

Oct 9, 2008Workforce Development

A new poster on the Integrated Geospatial Education and Technology Training, (iGETT) program is available for downloading by educators for their use. iGETT enables community college and Tribal college faculty to integrate land remote sensing and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technologies with their existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs. The iGETT poster, titled: “iGETT: Enabling […]

Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) false-color composite image of the terminus region of Knik Glacier and adjacent Lake George, east of Anchorage in the Chugach Mountains
Oct 6, 2008Most Alaskan Glaciers Retreating, Thinning, and Stagnating, Says Major USGS Landsat-Based Report

Oct 6, 2008 • Most glaciers in every mountain range and island group in Alaska are experiencing significant retreat, thinning or stagnation, especially glaciers at lower elevations, according to a new book published by the U.S. Geological Survey. In places, these changes began as early as the middle of the 18th century. Although more than […]

Oct 1, 2008Landsat 7 ETM+ Data Now Available at No Charge

All Landsat 7 ETM+ scenes held in the USGS EROS archive are now available at no charge. Newly acquired Landsat 7 ETM+ SLC-off images with less than 20 percent cloud cover are automatically processed and made available for immediate download, while all remaining Landsat 7 ETM+ scenes can be processed upon request. Once the requested […]