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Increasing Access and Usability of Remote Sensing Data: The NASA Protected Area ArchiveAlthough remote sensing data are now widely available, much of it at low or no-cost, many managers of protected conservation areas do not have the expertise or tools to view or analyze it. Thus access to it by the protected area management community is effectively blocked. The Protected Area Archive will increase access to remote sensing data by creating collections of satellite images of protected areas and packaging them with simple-to-use visualization and analytical tools. The user can easily locate the area and image of interest on a map, then display, roam, and zoom the image. A set of simple tools will be provided so the user can explore the data and employ it to assist in management and monitoring of their area. The 'Phase 1 ' version requires only a Windows-based computer and basic computer skills, and may be of particular help to protected area managers in developing countries.
Document ID
20070035968
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Geller, Gary N. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
November 22, 2004
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Meeting Information
25th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing(Chiang Mai)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
remote sensing
data access
conservation
satellites