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USGS Global Fiducials

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  • Abstract
    The Global Fiducials Library (GFL) is a long-term archive of images from U.S. National Imagery Systems which represents a long-term periodic record for selected scientifically important sites. The GFL was created to be the collection, archive and data management component of the Global Fiducials Program. The Global Fiducials Program is a collaborative effort between Federal Civil Agencies, Academia, and the Intelligence Community. The principal goal of the Global Fiducials Program was to build and maintain a long-term record of data to support scientists and policy makers involved in that collaborative effort. At the inception of the Program, it was hoped that at some point - perhaps as much as twenty-five years into the future - the acquired data could be openly released to support future scientists and policy makers as well. Since the 1990s, the Global Fiducials Program has been periodically collecting images of environmentally significant sites around the world. The GFL, which is the archive that maintains this long-term imagery record, is managed by the U.S. Geological Survey under the National Civil Applications Program, in partnership with the Civil Applications Committee
  • Purpose
    The GFL archive is dedicated to ensuring that images of these selected sites are collected, maintained and made available to scientists and policy makers in support of scientific investigations into global dynamic systems and change. Until recently, use of these data were limited to an intelligence environment. Now, in what constitutes a change in the programmatic time line, the goal of the Global Fiducials Program is to make this extensive collection of images publicly available. This has been accomplished through the generation of unrestricted imagery derived products provides a high value way to offer valuable select imagery products to the scientific community. Essentially, the Global Fiducials Program is a proactive effort to "plan ahead for hindsight."

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    Use Constraints
    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be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions.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
    • LAND SURFACE
    • EROSION/SEDIMENTATION
    • EROSION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • LANDSCAPE
    • REFORESTATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • SOILS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
    • ALBEDO
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • TERRAIN ELEVATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • TERRAIN ELEVATION
    • TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS
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Ancillary Keywords
  • imagery
  • EROS
  • global
  • fiducial
  • GFL
ISO Topic Categories
  • IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN NO_SPATIAL
Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

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  • USGS EROS
    ORIGINATOR

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  • DOI/USGS/EROS
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    ARCHIVER

    DISTRIBUTOR

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

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    Metadata Author
    ANNIEPAT JOHNSON

    EROS
    Sioux Falls, SD 57198

  • 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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