Remote Sensing Technologies

understanding the technologies needed to sense our world


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JACIE Workshop 2018 Presentations

Workshop Attendee List


For more information, contact Pam Braa, JACIE Coordinator, USGS/EROS (605)594-6966,



 JACIE Background Information

The growing number of commercial sources for remotely sensed data offers users more choices than ever before. The key to using data from these new sources is understanding their characteristics and capabilities, and the quality of the data they produce.

The Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) program was formed to leverage Federal agencies’ resources for the characterization of commercial remote sensing data and to share those results across the Federal Government and beyond. Consisting of representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA),  the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the JACIE team performs product analysis of commercial and other remote sensing data and information products, providing earth scientists and other users with awareness and independent verification of commercial imagery data quality.

The JACIE team provides independent characterizations of delivered image and image-derived end products. Each team member agency brings their resources and strengths to this task, providing Federal users in-depth assessments of commercial imagery quality. JACIE team efforts have been instrumental in several improvements to commercial image product quality and have enhanced working relationships between government and the commercial remote sensing industry.

JACIE Fact Sheet

Proceedings From Previous JACIE Workshops

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