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Remote sensing and GIS for regional environmental applications
Author(s): Menas Kafatos; Hesham El-Askary; Long S. Chiu; Richard B. Gomez; Mohamed Hegazy; Jason M. Kinser; Xue Liu; Yang Liu; Zhong Liu; James McManus; Yixiang Nie; Jianhe Qu; Foudan Salem; Sudipta Sarkar; Suhung Shen; George Taylor; Hank Wolf; David Wong; Chaowei Yang; Ruixin Yang
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Paper Abstract

Virginia Access (VAccess) is a regional, remote sensing and Geographical Information Sciences project among several educational institutions. It is a prototype for regional projects in other states and other countries, and is funded by NASA's applications program. The user communities VAccess serves are the Commonwealth of Virginia and State of Maryland, local and regional users represented in a Technical Advisory Committee. Remote sensing data include global NASA and NOAA data tailored for regional applications as well as high-resolution multispectral (Landsat, MODIS, etc.), hyperspectral, LIDAR and SAR data sets. Broad beam LIDAR technology can provide canopy structure as well as other information for environmental concerns such as the state of wetlands. The data information system is based on a distributed architecture to serve remote sensing and GIS data to a variety of users via the WWW. Several remote sensing and GIS-based environmental and Earth systems science applications projects are discussed here, including flood and fire hazard mitigation, forestry, land use/land cover and epidemiology projects; as well as innovative data fusion, data access and analysis and various tools serving the users and their applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4886, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology II, (14 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.463316
Show Author Affiliations
Menas Kafatos, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Hesham El-Askary, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Long S. Chiu, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Richard B. Gomez, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Mohamed Hegazy, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Jason M. Kinser, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Xue Liu, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Yang Liu, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Zhong Liu, George Mason Univ. (United States)
James McManus, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Yixiang Nie, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Jianhe Qu, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Foudan Salem, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Sudipta Sarkar, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Suhung Shen, George Mason Univ. (United States)
George Taylor, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Hank Wolf, George Mason Univ. (United States)
David Wong, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Chaowei Yang, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Ruixin Yang, George Mason Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4886:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology II
Manfred Ehlers, Editor(s)

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