Earth Observation User Case Study: Ladies of Landsat
Social scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center – in collaboration with the USGS National Land Imaging Program – conduct Earth observation user case studies using qualitative research methods. Using standard scientific methods, they are better able to understand the variety of Earth observation users, including how they use and value Earth observation data.
This graphic illustration guides you through an Earth observation user case study and provides the in-depth user experience of Ladies of Landsat – one example of an Earth observation user. Ladies of Landsat is a Twitter-based organization that provides an inclusive, supportive network for women in remote sensing both virtually and in person. They share their platform by highlighting their members’ research, celebrating accomplishments, and connecting at professional meetings. Ladies of Landsat aims to continue to honor the Landsat program legacy by recognizing all who came before them and all those who will come next.
Landsat is a joint USGS/NASA Program that provides the longest continuous space-based record of Earth’s land surface. Every day, Landsat satellites provide essential information to help land managers and policy makers make decisions about resources and the environment.
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