An overview of the web-based Google Earth coincident imaging tool

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Abstract

The Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS) Visualization Environment (COVE) tool is a browser-based application that leverages Google Earth web to display satellite sensor coverage areas. The analysis tool can also be used to identify near simultaneous surface observation locations for two or more satellites. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) CEOS System Engineering Office (SEO) worked with the CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) to develop the COVE tool. The CEOS member organizations are currently operating and planning hundreds of Earth Observation (EO) satellites. Standard cross-comparison exercises between multiple sensors to compare near-simultaneous surface observations and to identify corresponding image pairs are time-consuming and labor-intensive. COVE is a suite of tools that have been developed to make such tasks easier.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title An overview of the web-based Google Earth coincident imaging tool
DOI 10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5652852
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher IEEE
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 4 p.
Larger Work Type Conference Paper
Larger Work Title Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2010 IEEE International
First page 1679
Last page 1682
Conference Title 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Conference Location Honolulu, Hawaii
Conference Date July 25-30, 2010
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