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06.13.2019 Firm News

Kevin Pomfret Relays Importance of Keeping Landsat Remote Sensing Data Free

On June 12, 2019, Kevin Pomfret delivered a presentation on behalf of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) to the Department of the Interior about the possibility of charging for use of Landsat data, which is "the world’s longest-running series of satellite images, documenting the vast global changes caused by humanity over the past 47 years."

Science Magazine published an article about the presentation. To read it, click here

“Charging a fee for Landsat data will result in negative economic impacts,” Pomfret said at the meeting, and “would not be worth the economic, legal, societal, or political costs.”