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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 […]



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), […]



Posted in 2011: USGS Will Continue to Provide Film Camera Calibration Services (see Note)

By • Jun 22nd, 2011 • Category: Highlights, News

NOTE:  The following was posted in 2011 and has been superseded by new information in 2016.  For new information regarding the closure of the OSL in 2017, please click here. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recognizes that the mapping and remote sensing service provided by the film camera continues to provide significant value to the […]



USGS RST ASPRS 2010 Paper Featured by GISCafe

By • May 20th, 2011 • Category: Highlights, News

The USGS RST ASPRS 2010 paper titled “Geometric Evaluation and Validation of Aerial and Satellite Data Using Sioux Falls Geometric Test Range” is featured and available through the GISCafe.  This paper was co-authored by Aparajithan Sampath, Don Moe, Jon Christopherson, and Gregory Stensaas.   The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed the first of a series […]



Successful GSICS Working Group Meeting in Daejeon, South Korea

By • Apr 8th, 2011 • Category: Highlights

The Global Space-Based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS) working group was held in Daejeon, South Korea from 22nd to the 25th of March 2011. The GSICS is an international collaborative effort initiated to monitor and harmonize data quality ensuring consistency among space-based observations worldwide for climate monitoring, weather forecasting, and environmental applications. The GSICS Research Working Group […]



15th Annual NASA LCLUC Science Team Meeting

By • Apr 8th, 2011 • Category: Highlights

The 15th Annual NASA LCLUC Science Team Meeting, March 28 – 30, 2011. The Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program is an interdisciplinary science program in the Earth Science Research Program of the Science Mission Directorate (SMD). The 15th Annual LCLUC Science Team Meeting was held in the Marriott Inn and Conference Center at the University of […]



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