Multispectral (approx. 4-12 bands)

National Land Imaging Program Requirements, Capabilities and Analysis Activities

Submitted by atripp on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:21

The USGS National Land Imaging Program (NLIP) has built a long-term capacity to collect and analyze land imaging user requirements to advance the Nation’s operational and science objectives and better serve the land imaging community. The USGS documents the land imaging requirements of U.S.

LANDFIRE Receives Environmental Dream Team Award

Submitted by atripp on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:30

In late May, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that the LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools) Program was the recipient of the 2017 DOI "Environmental Dream Team" award.  The award recognizes the program team as exceptional environmental champions and agents of change. Led by the DOI and the U.S.

Projecting Future Landscape Change at High Spatial and Thematic Resolution

Submitted by atripp on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:01

One of the most valuable uses of remote sensing imagery is for mapping and monitoring landscape change, and Landsat-based land cover data such as the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) and the Cropland Data Layer (CDL) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been used for countless applications.

Satellite-based Tools for Invasive Buffelgrass Management

Submitted by atripp on Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:25

Invasive buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) spreads easily in the Sonoran Desert ecosystem, where it forms a continuous fuel layer that carries fire across the landscape, threatening native flora and fauna species. Current management of buffelgrass in Saguaro National Park (SNP) includes the targeted application of herbicide, which is most effective when the grass is photosynthetically active.