In support of the Future of Land Imaging workshop, the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has been asked by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to conduct a survey on the societal benefits of moderate resolution land imaging (by sensors such as Landsat).
To help OSTP quantify the value and nature of societal benefits derived from moderate resolution land imaging, ASPRS has developed this survey to both collect information about the past applications of Landsat (and similar resolution) data and to gather opinions about future systems and policies. As stated by ASPRS, “your response to this questionnaire will provide valuable information to ASPRS as it supports the White House effort to ‘operationalize’ moderate resolution satellite land imaging by the U.S.”
+ Take the ASPRS survey (external link)
+ Visit the ASPRS website (external link)
+ Visit the Future of Land Imaging website
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