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An overview of the web-based Google Earth coincident imaging tool

July 30, 2010

The Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS) Visualization Environment (COVE) tool is a browser-based application that leverages Google Earth web to display satellite sensor coverage areas. The analysis tool can also be used to identify near simultaneous surface observation locations for two or more satellites. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) CEOS System Engineering Office (SEO) worked with the CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) to develop the COVE tool. The CEOS member organizations are currently operating and planning hundreds of Earth Observation (EO) satellites. Standard cross-comparison exercises between multiple sensors to compare near-simultaneous surface observations and to identify corresponding image pairs are time-consuming and labor-intensive. COVE is a suite of tools that have been developed to make such tasks easier.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2010
Title An overview of the web-based Google Earth coincident imaging tool
DOI 10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5652852
Authors Gyanesh Chander, B. Kilough, S. Gowda
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70156701
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center