Tag Archives: USGS

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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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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Government Imagery Data, Free & Easy to Find!

Aerial photography and satellite images provide state and local government officials with a bird’s eye view of the geography, assets, and infrastructure of their communities.  These days, there are a lot of government imagery data formats that are freely available.  … Continue reading

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GIS Trends & Topics: MidAmerica Geospatial Symposium

As I sit here planning a trip to Kansas City to attend the biennial MidAmerica GIS Symposium, I am poring over the meeting collateral, program schedule, and course descriptions and trying to find the best way to highlight how imagery … Continue reading

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All Our Eggs in the Landsat Data Continuity Mission

Now that Landsat 5 is out of commission indefinitely, the upcoming launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) in December 2012 becomes more important than ever.  LDCM is a collaboration between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, with the … Continue reading

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