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Eyes on Earth Episode 33 – Global Land Change

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn about global land cover and land change mapping.

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Matt Hansen

Summary: Mapping land cover across the United States using Landsat satellite data is a difficult, time-intensive job, but there are jobs far larger. Matt Hansen, a Maryland-based professor and member of the Landsat Science Team focuses his efforts on mapping land cover and change on a global scale. In this episode of Eyes on Earth, we hear from Matt on how he and his team use the Landsat archive to map change at such a wide scale.

Guest: Matt Hansen, Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park

Host: Steve Young

Producer: John Hult

Release date: September 8, 2020

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