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Lunch & Learn: GIS at Princeton: Gathering Knowledge from Satellite Images with Bill Guthe, David Potere, Bethany Bradley, and Wangyal Shawa

usgoogle.jpgAt the February 28 Lunch ‘n Learn seminar, Bill Guthe, David Potere, Bethany Bradley, Wangyal Shawa presented GIS at Princeton: Gathering Knowledge from Satellite Images. Bill Guthe began the session by describing GIS and Remote sensing opportunities at Princeton.
David Potere of Princeton’s Office of Population Research explained that the earth is encircled today by a rapidly expanding network of satellite remote sensing platforms. Collectively, this international Earth Observation System takes a complete image of the planet every day, transmitting terabytes of data to dozens of ground-Earth stations scattered across all the continents.
He noted that efforts are underway to link together all of the earth observation systems. There are currently more than 50 civilian satellites looking at our planet, and the ownership is rapidly becoming more distributed with new “birds” being launched by more than a dozen countries, notably India, China, and Korea. In just the past five years, the satellites are offering important new capabilities.

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