Tag Archives: Landsat

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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The Spherical Cow: Models and Applications in Geoscience

I had a great physics teacher in high school, Mr. Dechant. I still use what I learned there. Some vector componentized wind data from NOAA I’m currently wrestling with comes to mind. He probably should have gotten an award just … 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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Creating a Geospatial Toolbox Masterpiece

Last week I hosted a webinar on how to extend and customize ENVI using IDL (watch a recording of it here). Short summary: create and use your own software tools and algorithms for earth science and remote sensing. This was … 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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Blank Spaces

If a discovery unshared is a discovery lost, then good science must include good communication. In the earth sciences, that means you better have really good geospatial data including maps, imagery, and more. The Big Picture maps for that kind … Continue reading

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