FORT Initiates National Study of Landsat Users

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The USGS Fort Collins Science Center and Western Geography Science Center are collaborating to conduct an extensive study on the uses and benefits of moderate-resolution imagery. This study was initiated by the National Land Imaging Program of the Department of the Interior and the USGS Land Remote Sensing Program. Study objectives are to (1) identify and classify users of moderate-resolution imagery, (2) better understand its uses and applications, and (3) determine the societal benefits of Landsat in decision making. In the first phase, USGS social scientists will identify and characterize Landsat users beginning with a seed population of 21,000 potential users and 261 user groups. In Phase 2, investigators will survey this population on moderate-resolution imagery uses and benefits.

Lynne Koontz