remote sensing

This Tools Helps You Figure Out Which Satellite Bands to Use for Remote Sensing

Caitlin Dempsey

The USGS developed the Spectral Characteristics Viewer to let users view how different Earth observation satellite instruments can be used for their remote sensing needs.  

Top image is a high resolution thermal image showing sources of heat. The bottom satellite image is from Landsat and show a lower resolution heat signature.

Mapping Building Heat Using Remote Sensing

Mark Altaweel

Startup Satellite Vu launched the first of a satellite constellation to measure building heat signatures in high resolution.

A light aqua blue background gradient with the words "GIS and map competitions" with stars that have different kinds of maps embedded in them.

GIS and Map Contests

Caitlin Dempsey

Current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline.

Side by side satellite images, one before a tornado, and one after a tornado.

Mapping Tornado Tracks with Satellite Data

Mark Altaweel

Researchers used satellite imagery and remote sensing to map tornado tracks.

A four-paneled diagram showing a vertical slice of a satellite imagery with forest damage, a second panel with land use change, a third panel symbolized to show the date of changes, and the fourth panel shows the magnitude of the change.

Mapping Long-term Land Use Change with Remote Sensing Data

Mark Altaweel

The USGS’ Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative is helping to better monitor the Earth and long-term land use change.

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