Data Distribution Website - http://kygeonet.ky.gov
Blue Sky GISAcademic Discounts
NASA Earth Observations (NEO)
MRLC Data ProductInstructions for downloading MRLC Terrain Corrected imagery
-Navigate to the USGS Glovis web site http://glovis.usgs.gov/
-Click on the map, somewhere in the United States (a separate visualization viewer will open)
-Under the SENSOR option (top left) reset to MRLC 2001 TC
-Navigate to the path/row and date you require, and select it in the yellow box.
-Once selected,click the ADD button in the lower left.
-Scene can now be downloaded using the DOWNLOAD button in the lower left
SPOT at UCSB
SPOT satellite imagery has many of the same characteristics as Landsat imagery and the constellation of SPOT satellites can be programmed to acquire imagery for a particular site and time. Like Landsat, there is a rich archive of historical imagery dating back to 1986. The problem with utilizing SPOT imagery has been price -- retail prices are several to many thousands of dollars per scene. Hence, SPOT satellite imagery has not been affordable for most academic users. The SPOT at UCSB program reduces the per scene cost by 80 to 90% compared with retail prices (discounted to $299 - $999), but does require an annual institution-level subscription fee of $9,999. The yearly subscription fee is recovered with the purchase of as few as two scenes. The SPOT at UCSB program makes SPOT imagery more affordable for U.S. educational institutions and allows participants to target acquisition of SPOT imagery for their study sites. It is our mission to both address the Landsat data gap and enable U.S. academic researchers and their students to use SPOT satellite data in innovative ways.
Miscellaneous Data Resources
- USDA_NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway
- US climate maps & data
- Kentucky Geological Survey
- USDA Agricultural maps and data
- USGS maps and data
- The National Map
- KY Fish and Wildlife
- Southern Appalachian Inventory Node (biodiversity)
- Data Sets for GIS Projects
- TerraLook (satellite imagery to view a changing world - for teachers, writers, etc)