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Landsat 8 Sensor Improvements Benefit to GEOINT

People following the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) know that NASA handed the controls over to the USGS on May 30, 2013 and Landsat 8 was born. Landsat 8 builds on a 40+ year heritage of earth resources remote sensing … Continue reading

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Landsat 8 Data Reader Included in ENVI 5.0 Service Pack 3

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) arrived in its final orbit last month, putting us all one step closer to getting our hands on some of that gorgeous new data. As NASA continues to report progress toward the handoff of … Continue reading

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VISualize 2013: Global Change and Environmental Monitoring – SPOILER ALERT!

It’s that time of year once again when thought leaders in remote sensing science and research will come together to collaborate and share their current work – this time with the focus placed on Environmental Monitoring and Global Change.  While … Continue reading

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My thoughts on AAG 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles and spent quite a bit of time speaking with people from the academic community.  These are a few of my observations from … Continue reading

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First Image from new Landsat Looks Great

Last week NASA revealed the first image from the new LDCM sensor, and it looks spectacular! The image includes our home in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, which also happens to be the home of Ball Aerospace & … Continue reading

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Landsat 8 is Up and Away!

Yesterday was a big day for Earth imaging, as NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) successfully launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  Exelis VIS’s own Thomas Harris (@t_harris) was lucky enough to attend the NASA Social … Continue reading

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From Imagery to Data to Science

I love science. I love learning it, doing it, teaching it, and sharing it. But here’s the thing with science: it goes nowhere fast without data. That’s actually one of the things I like best about science, its course isn’t … Continue reading

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