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USGS​ Optical Science Laboratory​ (OSL)​

By • Mar 30th, 2016 • Category: Aerial, News, Reports

The USGS Optical Science Laboratory (OSL) is closing April 1, 2017. The OSL will accept camera calibration requests through 3:00 pm, December 30, 2016.  Any request after that shall not be considered.  Please see closure announcement here.



USGS National Test Ranges

By • Jan 22nd, 2012 • Category: Aerial, Highlights, Satellite

Figure 1: Areas mapped by the USGS MESC (from http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/) The Remote Sensing Technologies (RST) Project provided support last week to researchers from the USGS Biological Resources Division (BRD) and the DOI Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The FWS office in Bloomington, MN operates an aircraft with an Applanix Digital Sensor System (DSS) aerial camera […]



RST Project supports global quality standards for earth observation data

By • Dec 19th, 2011 • Category: Aerial, News, Satellite

Through its involvement in the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV), the USGS Remote Sensing Technologies (RST) Project has strongly supported the development of common standards to assure the quality of earth observing data. These standards, known as QA4EO – Quality Assurance for Earth Observation – are under […]



USGS Announces “No USGS Digital Camera Certification Requirement”

By • Sep 6th, 2011 • Category: Aerial, Highlights, News

Optical Science Laboratory (OSL) Will Continue Film Camera Calibration SIOUX FALLS, SD — August 15, 2011 — On May 23, 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a public statement about the continued operation of the USGS Optical Science Laboratory (OSL). The statement was released to the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), […]



USGS Certification Team visits Pictometry International

By • Dec 12th, 2009 • Category: Aerial, Highlights, News, Reports

The USGS Remote Sensing Technologies (RST) Project Manufacturer Sensor Type Certification team, consisting of 5 people made up of USGS and contractor personnel, visited Pictometry International in Rochester, NY, December 7–10, 2009. The visit consisted of working through all certification evaluation requirements for the Penta N5 and Penta C3 camera systems, including evaluation of Pictometry’s […]



Remote Sensing Technologies

By • Jul 1st, 2009 • Category: About Us, Aerial

The Remote Sensing Technologies (RST) Project has been established to provide technical expertise and services to the USGS and partners across government, industry, and academia, with focus on satellite sensors’ capabilities, reliability, and accuracy.



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