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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Land Imaging (NLI) Program is partnering with Federal agencies to document user requirements for Earth observation data and the benefits that these data provide to Federal programs.

RCA-EO was established to help the USGS and other agencies take fuller advantage of U.S. and international Earth observation capabilities, and develop requirements-driven, prioritized investment decisions for new EO systems, products, and services. What is and why do we need RCA-EO?

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Requirements
Provide a comprehensive view of Federal science and operational needs for Earth observations

Capabilities
Provide a consolidated source of information about Earth observing capabilities and data

Analysis
Provide databases and tools to enable data-driven decision making by managers and practitioners

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

Year Published: 2014

National Land Imaging Requirements (NLIR) Pilot Project summary report: summary of moderate resolution imaging user requirements

Under the National Land Imaging Requirements (NLIR) Project, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is developing a functional capability to obtain, characterize, manage, maintain and prioritize all Earth observing (EO) land remote sensing user requirements. The goal is a better understanding of community needs that can be supported with land remote...

Vadnais, Carolyn; Stensaas, Gregory
National Land Imaging Requirements (NLIR) Pilot Project summary report: summary of moderate resolution imaging user requirements; 2014; OFR; 2014-1107; Vadnais, Carolyn; Stensaas, Gregory