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Interior to offer new mashup capability for its extensive satellite data library, By Aliya Sternstein, NextGov (05/03/2011).
Interior Department contractor Esri, a map software developer, is expected Tuesday to launch a commercial tool that will enable programmers and non-techies alike to manipulate Interior’s library of Earth surface images and data captured by satellite over the past four decades, federal and company officials said.
On the new, free website, users can generate mashups showing, for example, how regional property values or Southern crop production have changed throughout the years.
The ESRI website is esri.com/landsat-imagery
All USGS Landsat data acquired since the program’s inception in 1972 also is available at no charge through the federal site Earth Explorer.