Students network with remote sensing scientists

Posted on November 20th, 2018 by

Gustavus GEG-345 students network with an EROS Center scientist. (Photo courtesy USGS EROS Center.)

The GEG-345 Remote Sensing of the Environment class took a field trip to the USGS EROS Center near Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to tour the facility and network with data information, remote sensing, and international relations professionals. EROS Center processes, stores, and makes available to scientists and the public petabytes* worth of environmental data and images created by U.S. satellite-based sensors–especially the Landsat sensors, which provide continuous coverage of Earth’s surface from 1972.

*A petabyte is a million gigabytes!

GEG-345 in front of the big globe at EROS Center. (Photo courtesy USGS EROS Center.)

 

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