NASA Spinoff Database: Multispectral Satellite Imagery Shows Farmers' Fields in New Light

NASA Center: Goddard Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 2016
Reference Number: GSFC-SO-205
Category: Environment And Resource Management
Origin: Efforts at public access to remote sensing data

When the Internet was young, Goddard Space Flight Center granted the University of Minnesota funds to develop applications to let the state of Minnesota make use of satellite imagery of its forests. Needing to process datasets and make them accessible on the web, the team created MapServer, an open source development environment thousands of websites still use, including that of Fargo, North Dakota-based Satshot. Satellite images the company distributes help farmers allocate resources, spot equipment problems, and monitor crop health.

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Page Number in Published book: 108
Manufacturer: Satshot

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