Landsat 7 image of Parachinar
Feb 27, 2009UCLA Geographers Use Landsat to Track Bin Laden

Feb 27, 2009 • UCLA geographers say they have a good idea of where Osama Bin Laden was at the end of 2001 — and perhaps where he has been in the years since. In a new study published online today by the MIT International Review, the geographers report that simple facts, publicly available satellite […]

Feb 26, 2009Researchers Estimate Vineyard Area Using Landsat

Feb 26, 2009 • In a study published in the Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, Spanish researchers demonstrate that Landsat data can be used to locate vineyards and estimate their relative area. This work is important because the European Union requires all member states to provide accurate estimates of their wine growing potential. These estimates, […]

Feb 19, 2009Landsat 5 Helps Create Carbon Dioxide Map of U.S. on Google Earth

Source: NASA Interactive maps that detail carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion are now available on the popular Google Earth platform. The maps, funded by NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy through the joint North American Carbon Program, can display fossil fuel emissions by the hour, geographic region, and fuel type. A science team […]

LTWG-18 meeting participants in Maspalomas, Spain.
Feb 13, 2009Landsat Technical Working Group Meeting 18 Held

Contributor: Steven T. Labahn, USGS This year’s Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG-18) meeting was held in Maspalomas, Spain from February 9–13, 2009. The meeting was organized by the USGS along with their NASA partner and was hosted by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Spanish Space Agency Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA). Participants from […]

Feb 6, 2009USGS Landsat Project Scientist Named 2009 ASPRS Fellow

Source: Anna Marie Kinerney, ASPRS Thomas R. Loveland and Ray Helmering have been named the 2009 American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Fellow Award winners. The ASPRS designation of Fellow is conferred on active Society members who have performed exceptional service in advancing the science and use of the mapping sciences (photogrammetry, remote […]