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Aerial Photographs (from AMES Pilot Land Data System); USGS EDC, Sioux Falls

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  • Abstract
    The aerial photography inventoried by the Pilot Land Data System (PLDS) at NASA AMES Research Center has been transferred to the USGS EROS Data Center. The photos were obtained from cameras mounted on high and medium altitude aircraft based at the NASA Ames Research Center. Several cameras with varying focal lengths, lenses and film formats are used, but the Wild RC-10 camera with a focal length of 152 millimeters and a 9 by 9 inch film format is most common. The positive transparencies are typically used for ancillary ground checks in conjunctions with digital processing for the same sites. The aircraft flights, specifically requested by scientists performing approved research, often simultaneously collect data using other sensors on board (e.g. Thematic Mapper Simulators (TMS) and Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanners). High altitude color infrared photography is used regularly by government agencies for such applications as crop yield forecasting, timber inventory and defoliation assessment, water resource management, land use surveys, water pollution monitoring, and natural disaster assessment. To order, specify the latitude and longitude of interest. You will then be given a list of photos available for that location. In some cases, "flight books" are available at EDC that describe the nature of the mission during which the photos were taken and other attribute information. The customer service personnel have access to these books for those photo sets for which the books exist.

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    There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • AGRICULTURE
    • AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE
    • CROP/PLANT YIELDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • AGRICULTURE
    • FOREST SCIENCE
    • FOREST MANAGEMENT
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • AGRICULTURE
    • FOREST SCIENCE
    • FOREST YIELDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
    • AGRICULTURAL LANDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • VEGETATION
    • VEGETATION COVER
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • CRYOSPHERE
    • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS
    • GLACIERS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
    • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
    • BIOMASS BURNING
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
    • HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION
    • DEFORESTATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
    • ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
    • WATER MANAGEMENT
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
    • INFRASTRUCTURE
    • CULTURAL FEATURES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • HUMAN DIMENSIONS
    • ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
    • LAND MANAGEMENT
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
    • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS
    • GLACIERS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
    • SURFACE WATER
    • LAKES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
    • SURFACE WATER
    • RIVERS/STREAMS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
    • SURFACE WATER
    • WETLANDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
    • WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY
    • CONTAMINANTS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • EROSION/SEDIMENTATION
    • EROSION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER
    • LAND RESOURCES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • TERRAIN ELEVATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
    • INFRARED IMAGERY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS
    • VISIBLE IMAGERY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • BIOSPHERE
    • ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
    • FIRE ECOLOGY
    • FIRE OCCURRENCE
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Ancillary Keywords
  • AERIAL
  • AIR PHOTOS
  • AMES PLDS
  • CROP YIELD FORECASTING
  • DEFOLIATION ASSESSMENT
  • USGS/EROS
  • ER-2
  • GSFC/USGS/EDC/SIOUX FALLS
  • HIGH ALTITUDE
  • HIGH ALTITUDE AERIAL PHOTOS
  • HIGH ALTITUDE PHOTOS
  • IDN_NODE GSFC/USGS/EDC
  • IMAGERY
  • LAND USE SURVEYS
  • MEDIUM ALTITUDE AERIAL PHOTOS
  • MEDIUM ALTITUDE PHOTOS
  • NASA
  • NATURAL DISASTER ASSESSMENT
  • PHOTOGRAPHS
  • PHOTOS
  • TIMBER INVENTORY
  • U-2
  • USGS
  • WATER POLLUTION MONITORING
  • WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
ISO Topic Categories
  • FARMING
  • BIOTA
  • ECONOMY
  • ELEVATION
  • ENVIRONMENT
  • GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
  • IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
  • INLAND WATERS
  • PLANNING CADASTRE
  • SOCIETY
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Platforms
  • AIRCRAFT
    Instruments
    • CAMERAS

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN NO_SPATIAL
Location Keywords
    • CONTINENT
    • NORTH AMERICA
    • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Data Centers

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  • USGS/EDC/SIOUX FALLS
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  • DOI/USGS/EROS
    Multiple Roles

    ARCHIVER

    DISTRIBUTOR

    Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

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Data Contacts

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  • JEFF
    Technical Contact
    JEFF MYERS

    Mail Stop 240-6
    NASA/Ames Research Center
    Moffett Field, CA 94035

  • Data Center Contact
    EROS CENTER

    DOI/USGS/EROS

    LTA Customer Services
    U.S. Geological Survey
    EROS Center
    Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001

    • Email
    • 605-594-6589
    • 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547

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