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Date published: September 16, 2021

NEW TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in Texas!

This is it! Texas is the final statewide City / Town Hall mapping challenge! 

Date published: September 9, 2021

Mapping Challenge Update (09/09/21): City / Town Halls in IA & MN

This challenge is getting super close to being finished with almost 70 new points added since last week - AWESOME! See our spatial
analysis for tips on remaining communities.

Date published: September 9, 2021

Mapping Challenge Update (09/09/21): Schools with No Edit History in Colorado

This challenge is coming along great! Volunteers edited over 120 points in the last week - AWESOME!  

Date published: September 9, 2021

Mapping Challenge Update (09/09/21): Law Enforcement in KS & OK

Volunteers maintain momentum with over 60 edits contributed since last week - superb!  

Date published: September 7, 2021

Landsat 9: Dress Rehearsal of Launch Day Completed

Putting the launch team, rocket and California pad to the test, United Launch Alliance (ULA) spent Friday rehearsing the countdown to launch an Atlas V and the Landsat 9 spacecraft to continue building the longest satellite record of its kind to map natural and human-induced changes to...

Date published: September 2, 2021

Landsat Advisory Group Offers Guidance on Potential Revisions to 1992 Land Remote Sensing Policy Act

Satellite technology and the remote sensing community as a whole have evolved significantly since the passage of the 1992 Land Remote Sensing Policy Act.

Date published: August 23, 2021

Join Us Virtually Next Week at the USGS National Imagery Summit

Please join the USGS National Land Imaging Program and its partners in the second National Imagery Summit on August 31 through September 2021. This free, virtual event over three half-days (afternoons U.S. Eastern time) will focus on the use of Landsat data across the United States by state, local, tribal, commercial, and non-profit organizations.

Date published: August 20, 2021

Landsat 9 Stowed and Sealed for Delivery to Orbit

As reported in a recent NASA News Release, the Landsat 9 observatory has been encapsulated in the fairing of the Atlas V 401 rocket that will deliver it into orbit this September.

Date published: August 19, 2021

Landsat 9 Passes Last Key Decision Point Before Launch

As reported in a recent NASA News Release, the Landsat 9 project passed its final major lifecycle approval gateway on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Date published: August 11, 2021

LANDFIRE’S MoD-FIS Product Gives Hints of 2021 Fire Trends

A crystal ball sure seems like it would come in handy during fire seasons, showing exactly where and when a fire might roar through and how large it could be.

Science can’t give us all the details, but it can give us models to indicate where a fire might really take off or where it might be easily contained in a given year.

Date published: August 5, 2021

EROS Plays Part in USGS Outreach to Native American Students

You might not think a pandemic would be the ideal time to connect college students with scientists touting career opportunities at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

You also might not think the USGS would consider it a win if those same students later felt inspired to do similar work closer to home.

Date published: August 3, 2021

August 11, 2021 CDI Monthly Meeting

The August 2021 Monthly Virtual Meeting will feature a presentation on hazardous substance data and a CDI pop-up lab on communicating about data.