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The Users, Uses, and Value of Landsat and Other Moderate-Resolution Satellite Imagery in the United States

Moderate-resolution imagery (MRI), such as that provided by the Landsat satellites, provides unique spatial information for use by many people both within and outside of the United States (U.S.).

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Monitoring Killer Mice From Space

The risk of deadly hantavirus outbreaks in people can be predicted months ahead of time by using satellite images to monitor surges in vegetation that boost mouse populations, a University of Utah study says. The method also might forecast outbreaks of other rodent-borne illnesses worldwide.

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NASA Award Recognises Air Force Remote-Sensing Programme

NASA and the US Department of the Interior presented the 2010 William T. Pecora group award to the US Air Force Eagle Vision program Tuesday 15th February 2011 at a Pentagon ceremony. Eagle Vision was recognised for contributions in the United States and abroad to homeland security, humanitarian aid and natural

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Fri, 18/02/2011 - 10:58

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USGS to Focus on Land Observation and Ecosystems

The US President’s proposed USD1.1 billion budget for the U.S. Geological Survey in 2012 emphasises cost-containment and program savings while investing in research and development programmes to restore and protect the nation’s lands and waters for future generations. The budget for national land imaging increases by USD48 million, coastal and marine spatial planning sees an increase of USD4.5 million.

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United States Geological Survey (USGS)

In 1879, the United States Geological Survey was created and it is part of the United States Department of the Interior.

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Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID-OFDA)

The Office of U.S. Foreign

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National Hurricane Center (NHC)

 

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act in 1958. NASA, as agency of the Unite States government, has “the mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.” (NASA, 08.03.2010)

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was established by Presidential Order in 1979 and is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security since 2003.

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