NASA fly-by portal monitors rainforest

NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe last month inaugurated a 3-D visualization portal for fly-through surveys of Central America's data layers, captured by satellites.

The Mesoamerican Monitoring and Visualization System, at servir.nsstc.nasa.gov, received funding from seven nations, the Agency for International Development and the World Bank. It uses Terra mapping software from Skyline Software Systems Inc. of Woburn, Mass.

Users can access either English or Spanish versions of the site to view near-real-time satellite readings of fires, agriculture, soil and urban areas. The site, scheduled for completion around August, will have decision-support tools, a map server and a large archive of downloadable data for geographic information systems.

Featured

  • Records management: Look beyond the NARA mandates

    Pandemic tests electronic records management

    Between the rush enable more virtual collaboration, stalled digitization of archived records and managing records that reside in datasets, records management executives are sorting through new challenges.

  • boy learning at home (Travelpixs/Shutterstock.com)

    Tucson’s community wireless bridges the digital divide

    The city built cell sites at government-owned facilities such as fire departments and libraries that were already connected to Tucson’s existing fiber backbone.

Stay Connected