Satellite Imagery Data

July 13, 2017

Historically, satellite observations of the Earth’s atmosphere, land, and oceans have been acquired via satellites operated by federal agencies and space programs. Commercial sources are increasingly available and can supply very high resolution imagery to users for a fee. Both real-time and archived data are available from a variety of public sources.

Landsat 5 update

May 18, 2012

Landsat 5 continues to suffer from technical problems limiting image acquisition capabilities.

Satellite imagery aids flood response effort

August 20, 2008

To quickly understand the magnitude of this year’s flooding, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs turned to several unique mapping sources as tools to improve its coordination and information roles.

Feds announce free Landsat for all

August 6, 2008

The U.S. Geological Survey is set to make their entire Landsat satellite imagery archive available for free by February 2009.

Earth Observations Day

September 19, 2006

The importance of using Remote Sensing to monitor the Earth and its environments will be recognized with an official ‘Earth Observations Day’ named by the USGS and AmericaView on September 21st, 2006. Earth Observations Day …