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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.



JACIE 2015 proceedings now available

By • Jun 3rd, 2013 • Category: News

JACIE 2015 Proceedings now available



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 […]



IEEE TGRS Special Issue on “Inter-Calibration of Satellite Instruments”

By • Oct 5th, 2011 • Category: News

Guest Editors: Gyanesh Chander, Tim Hewison, Nigel Fox, Xiangqian (Fred) Wu, Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong, William J. Blackwell This special journal issue will focus on how inter-calibration and comparison between sensors can provide an effective and convenient means of verifying post-launch sensor performance and correcting the differences. The guest editors invite submissions that explore topics including, […]



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NOTE:  The following was posted in 2011 and has been superseded by new information in 2016.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 […]



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