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Zoom into Boulder, Colorado, using Landsat Imagery (WMS)

The WMS Global Mosaic data set was developed at NASA's Jet Propulstion Laboratory (JPL). This global mosaic was produced from visual and near infrared bands taken by the Landsat-7 satellite. Using the panchromatic band to sharpen the final image, a final resolution of 0.5 arc seconds (about 15 meters) can be achieved. This mosaic is available through the Web Mapping Services (WMS) protocol at JPL. This series of images was obtained using a software program called the Digital Earth PC which can use the WMS protocol to obtain images covering an arbitrary region of the earth. These images can be arranged in such a way with the Digital Earth PC software that a nearly continuous zoom effect can be achieved.

Visualization Credits

Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Lead Animator
Lucian Plesea (NASA/JPL CalTech): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Landsat-7/ETM+/WMS Global Mosaic, Release 2
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This item is part of this series:

SVS >> Landsat
DLESE >> Physical geography
SVS >> Zoom
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Visible Wavelengths >> Visible Imagery
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Location >> Colorado >> Boulder
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version