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Definition of Landsat

Landsat Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
Land satellite launched by U.S is used to acquire remotely sensed images of the earth's land surfaces and surrounding coastal regions.
Landsat Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
land satellite
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Landsat Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
is the name for a group of five satellites dedicated to applying remote sensing techniques to the inventory, monitoring, and management of Earth's natural resources. The Landsat system currently uses two sensors: mult:ispectral scanner (MSS) and thematic mapper (TM).
Landsat Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The Landsat program is the longest running enterprise for acquisition of satellite imagery of Earth. On July 23, 1972 the Earth Resources Technology Satellite was launched. This was eventually renamed to Landsat. The most recent, Landsat 8, was launched on February 11, 2013. The instruments on the Landsat satellites have acquired millions of images. The images, archived in the United States and at Landsat receiving stations around the world, are a unique resource for global change research and applications in agriculture, cartography, geology, forestry, regional planning, surveillance and education, and can be viewed through the USGS 'EarthExplorer' website. Landsat 7 data has eight spectral bands with spatial resolutions ranging from 15 to 60 meters; the temporal resolution is 16 days.

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