Lancaster County 2012 Imagery
Lancaster County 2012 Imagery is available both via FTP and as a map service from PASDA
Philadelphia NADIR Imagery
Philadelphia Imagery consists of tiled orthogonal imagery produced from nadir images captured by Pictometry International during the period of 2012-03-30 to 2012-04-28 in Philadelphia, PA. Automatic aerial triangulation (AAT) was performed. The triangulated frames were rectified to a Pictometry Produced LiDAR derived DEM. Mosaicing was performed using an automatic seaming algorithm and manually edited to eliminate seams through elevated features where possible.
MODIS is Here!
MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)data is now available for viewing through the Pennsylvania geospatial data clearinghouse, PASDA. The MODIS instrument is operating on both the Terra and Aqua spacecraft. It has a viewing swath width of 2,330 km and views the entire surface of the Earth every one to two days.
Its detectors measure 36 spectral bands between 0.405 and 14.385 µm, and it acquires data at three spatial resolutions -- 250m, 500m, and 1,000m. Learn more about MODIS on our news page.
Brazil Deforestation Analysis
Guillaume Turcotte, Villanova University and PAView Board Member, will be offering a new course new course titled the Geography of Brazil and South America. Learn more about this course and see a web viewer on our news page.
Earth Observation Day 2012
Montour High School science teacher Katie L. Mercadante taught a semester long astronomy course which included units on satellites, telescopes, and GPS. Learn more about her lessons here.