I have been with the Coastal Remote Sensing Program at the NOAA Coastal Services Center in Charleston, South Carolina, since 2003. At the Center, I oversee the quality control of the Center’s moderate-resolution Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP), as well as coordinate mapping efforts in support of the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer. Before NOAA, I worked on Gap Analysis Program land cover mapping projects in Virginia and Mississippi and helped run the Spatial Information Technologies Laboratory at Mississippi State University.
No, this is not about a newly uncovered Beatles song, it’s about imagery! Maybe not as entertaining, but certainly educational.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, NASA is giving all us remote sensing geeks a great big present...
The tide level when your imagery is acquired may or may not have an influence on what you are trying to capture. Is your feature of interest impacted by the tide?
Back in July 2007, I started a wholesale account with a coffee distributor. Since that time, my co-workers and I have ordered 1,371 pounds of coffee beans. After doing some Google searches, I discovered that there are approximately 3,350 coffee beans per pound, and each pound will make about 2 gallons of coffee. That means I have ordered over 4,592,850 beans, which could in turn make about 2,742 gallons of coffee.
What does this have to do with Landsat 5 though?
What is a Change Matrix? No, it’s not something from the movie involving Neo or computers using humans as their energy source. Although at first glance it can be just as confusing. A change matrix is a table, similar to a spreadsheet that quantifies the amount of change that occurs between two dates of land cover. It can be used to analyze the multitude of potential land cover change...
What is the difference between land cover and land use?