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TerraLook: Providing easy, no-cost access to satellite images for busy people and the technologically disinclined

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3 Author(s)
Gary N. Geller ; NASA Ecological Forecasting Program, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA ; Eugene A. Fosnight ; Sujoy Chaudhuri

Access to satellite images has been largely limited to communities with specialized tools and expertise, even though images could also benefit other communities. This situation has resulted in underutilization of the data. TerraLook, which consists of collections of georeferenced JPEG images and an open source toolkit to use them, makes satellite images available to those lacking experience with remote sensing. Users can find, roam, and zoom images, create and display vector overlays, adjust and annotate images so they can be used as a communication vehicle, compare images taken at different times, and perform other activities useful for natural resource management, sustainable development, education, and other activities.

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2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

Date of Conference:

23-28 July 2007