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Date published: July 22, 2019

New ECCOE publication indicates improved ground control!

A recent publication by the ECCOE Geometry team shows improved accuracy in ground control by deploying a triangulation method on a continent by continent basis.

Date published: June 26, 2019

2019 Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation—Land remote sensing satellite compendium

The 2019 Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation— Land Remote Sensing Satellite Compendium, released June 17, 2019, is the sum of three years of data collection on the global status of Earth imaging satellite platforms.

Date published: June 19, 2019

Landsat Advisory Group Report Says Charging for Landsat Data Not Worth Economic, Societal Costs

Charging for Landsat data “would not be worth the economic, legal, societal or political costs that would be incurred,” and it makes more sense to investigate emerging proven technologies that could reduce the cost of Landsat missions, according to a report just released by the...

Date published: June 12, 2019

International Cooperators Honored with Permanent EROS Lobby Display

Landsat 9 mission updates and ground station preparation are among the major topics on the agenda for the scientists and engineers from 11 counties visiting Sioux Falls, SD this week for the annual meeting of the Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG).

Date published: May 20, 2019

New Land Cover Maps Depict 15 Years of Change across America

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released the latest edition of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) for the U.S. – the most comprehensive land cover database that the USGS has ever produced. The NLCD 2016 documents land cover change in the Lower 48 states from 2001 to 2016. During this 15-year period, 7.6 percent of the conterminous U.S. changed land cover at least once.

Date published: April 11, 2019

LCMAP Captures ‘Stories of Change’ with New Datasets

If a new homeowner wants to know the history of their abode, there are places to turn.

County offices list ownership details and building permits, showing the dates of additions, fences and the like. If the house is old enough, local historical societies may even have archived photographs of the home’s exterior at various points in time.

Date published: April 10, 2019

Level-3 Products Provide Land Cover Gold in Landsat Data Mining

When it comes to mining remotely sensed data, Landsat Level-3 science products offer what some might call land cover gold.

Date published: April 8, 2019

New Landsat Level-3 Science Product Uncovers Changes in Surface Water

When wetlands are drying up, endangering the habitat of a threatened species, aquatic ecologists and resource managers want and need to know that. A new USGS science product is helping to provide them that information.

Date published: April 8, 2019

Level-3 Fractional Snow Covered Area Product Furthers Snow, Glacier Research

When it comes to studying snow and ice across the American landscape, Landsat’s niche is clear, says Research Geographer David Selkowitz with the USGS Nevada Water Science Center.

Date published: April 8, 2019

Level-3 Burned Area Product Saves Preprocessing Time, Answers Fire Questions

A new Landsat Level-3 science product that tracks the presence of burned areas in Landsat imagery today and back through the satellite system’s decades-old history promises to answer a lot of questions for fire scientists and land managers.

Date published: March 29, 2019

LANDFIRE Reflects on Successes, Preps for Busy Year

The LANDFIRE team has been busy lately, particularly with the ongoing rollout of the LANDFIRE Remap (LF Remap).