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First images from LDCM!

NASA has released the first images from Landsat 8. Captured at 2:40pm CDT on March 18, 2013, the image reveals parts of Wyoming and Colorado in the vicinity of Cheyenne, Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver. Read the USGS News release and view the other samples from Landsat8 including images from the Thermal Mapper instrument HERE!

Landsat 8 Update

Here's the latest update on the Landsat Data Continuity mission:


LDCM Launch Successful!

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) took a giant leap forward today as Landsat 8 was successfully launched at 12:02pm CST. This, the 8th moderate resolution, earth-imaging satellite in the Landsat series, promises to continue the legacy into the future. Read about LDCM and the launch here!

(Photo : NASA)

Landsat 8 on its way to join Landsat 7 in space where the two will be able to image the entire planet in a mere eight days, though they orbit around the Earth itself every 90 minutes.

Launch Day!

An exciting day in the history of the Landsat program. Landsat 8 is scheduled to launch today, February 11, 2013 at approximately 12:02 PM CST. You can find out more here.

Follow tweets from Vanderberg here.

Watch the launch live here.

New FRI Web Site is Launched!

The Forest Resources Institute (FRI) has launched a new web site!

FRI was founded in 1997 by a grant from the T. L. L. Temple Foundation. FRI's mission was and is to be a "Friend of the Forest" - an unbiased source of of information on forest heath and productivity for southern forest ecosystems.

In 2001, FRI along with the Humanities, Urban, Environmental Science (HUES) GIS lab initiated the GIS response to the Columbia Shuttle recovery effort. The success of that effort led to the formation of the Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center. FRI and the Columbia Center continue to work closely together to further common goals.

FRI continues to collect data and sponsor research pertinent to the health and productivity of the forest. Visit the new FRI site today at http://fri.sfasu.edu

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