November 28, 2007

LIMA Project unveils satellite mosaic map of Antarctica

Mapping Antarctica - This Newly Unveiled Satellite Map of Antarctica Is a Unique Tool for Scientists, Educators and the Public - note: this is a Joint NSF, NASA, USGS and British Antarctic Survey Project - Three federal agencies and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) today unveiled a uniquely detailed and scientifically accurate satellite mosaic map of Antarctica that is expected to become a standard geographic reference and will give both scientists and the general public an unmatched tool for studying the southernmost continent. Representatives of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and BAS worked cooperatively to produce the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA), a map that combines more than 1,100 hand-selected Landsat satellite scenes digitally compiled to create a single, seamless, cloud-free image.

The new map was introduced to the media and public during an event at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. See

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