Map Software developer and Interior Department contractor, Esri, has launched a commercial tool that will enable programmers and non-techies alike to manipulate Interior’s library of Earth surface images and data captured by satellite over the past four decades.

We found this interesting news on NextGov in their article, “Interior to offer new mashup capability for its extensive satellite data library.” On this newly offered, free website, users will be able to generate mashups, or graphics created by combining layers of pictures and statistics from multiple sources.

The development of this tool was funded by Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey and NASA. A collection of land data obtained by satellites and sensors over nearly 40 years serves as a resource for regional planning staff, agriculture professionals, climate scientists, first responders, and others.

Melody K. Smith

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