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UDaily: Professors launch DelawreView to improve public access to remote sensing and geospatial data

UDaily: Professors launch DelawreView to improve public access to remote sensing and geospatial data

Faculty members in the University of Delaware’s Department of Geography have launched the DelawareView (DEView) consortium to improve public access to remote sensing and geospatial data. DEView is an affiliate member of AmericaView, a national network of remote sensing scientists and GIS scientists, funded by the U.S. Geological Survey, who support the use of Landsat and other public domain remotely sensed satellite data for research, education and technology transfer.

Led by geography professors Byungyun Yang and Tracy DeLiberty, DEView’s mission is to provide the public with spatial data and geographic knowledge about space, place and time using remote sensing (RS) and geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems and science (GIS).

“Over the last three decades, scientists have used digital maps created by remotely sensed data to understand places and spaces on the Earth’s surface. As technology has advanced, so has our ability to capture and use this geographic information to solve global environmental problems. With DelawareView, we will be able to share the remotely sensed data and geospatial data with students, researchers and the general public,” said Yang, principal investigator and UD assistant professor of geography.