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Remote Sensing Data Sources

NOAA VIIRS   Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) night lights data.  Useful for mapping population, development, offshore fishing, forest fires, etc.  Formerly called the Defense Meteorological Satellite Progam (DMSP)

NASA Reverb ECHO  Clearinghouse for NASA Earth Observation Satellite data including MODIS, MISR, ASTER, GRACE, etc.

GloVis    The USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) is an online search and order tool for selected satellite data. The viewer allows access to all available browse images from the Landsat 7 ETM+, Landsat 4/5 TM, Landsat 1-5 MSS, EO-1 ALI, EO-1 Hyperion, MRLC, and Tri-Decadal data sets, as well as Aster TIR, Aster VNIR and MODIS browse images from the DAAC inventory.

Earth Explorer   Query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products through the U.S. Geological Survey.

NSIDC  The National Snow and Ice Data Center, or NSIDC, is a United States information and referral center in support of polar and cryospheric research. NSIDC archives and distributes digital and analog snow and ice data and also maintains information about snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, freshwater ice, sea ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology, and ice cores.

Remote Sensing and Geospatial Data Organizations

BayGeo   BAAMA has recently been renamed BayGeo.  BayGeo serves the diverse community of geospatial technology users and map enthusiasts.

ASPRS  The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote sensing (ASPRS) aims to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences and to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies.

AAG    The American Association of Geographers (AAG) is a nonprofit scientific and educational society founded in 1904. For more than 100 years the AAG has contributed to the advancement of geography. Its members from nearly 100 countries share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography, which they cultivate through the AAG's Annual Meeting, scholarly journals and online.

SIGSPATIAL    ACM SIGSPATIAL addresses issues related to the acquisition, management, and processing of spatially-related information with a focus on algorithmic, geometric, and visual considerations. The scope includes, but is not limited to, geographic information systems (GIS). 

AmericaView    A Nationwide Consortium for Remote Sensing Education, Research, and Geospatial Applications.

Aalysis Tools for Remote Sensing and Geospatial Data

Google Earth Engine   Google Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities and makes it available for scientists, researchers, and developers to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth's surface.

Spatial Ecology   Facilitating innovative geospatial analysis to provide rigorous answers to environmental, ecological, and conservation problems

Orfeo ToolBox    Orfeo ToolBox (OTB) is an open-source project for state-of-the-art remote sensing. Built on the shoulders of the open-source geospatial community, it can process high resolution optical, multispectral and radar images at the terabyte scale. A wide variety of applications are available: from ortho-rectification or pansharpening, all the way to classification, SAR processing, and much more!

QGIS    Create, edit, visualise, analyse and publish geospatial information on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD