User Services News
10 May 2000
A revised version of the Landsat Thematic Mapper Products Format Definition has been issued. It describes the standards used by ESA for the distribution of the Thematic Mapper instrument CCT products. Both full text and document ordering are available.
31 March 2000
Envisat Satellite Integration Progress: 'Since the beginning of last year, the Envisat flight model satellite integration has moved forward steadily. The flight model payload module (the upper part of Envisat where all instruments are accommodated) was integrated in MMS/Bristol in the early part of last year and then transferred to Estec in June 1999.'
In the framework of the ESA Earth Observation Envelope Programme, ESA opens a CALL for IDEAS for the EO Market Development. Short and long term proposals are available.
03 March 2000
It is now possible to apply special thematic parameters when searching for satellite data acquired over specific areas at specific times in the multimission DESCW catalogue. Four themes are available: vegetation type, cloudiness, precipitation and hot spots. Moreover, seven types of ERS-1 and 2 tandem pair density can be specified.
25 February 2000
A 3D Quicklook (VRML) demonstration package is available in the newly released interface of the ESA/ESRIN multimission catalogue. A VRML plug-in is required. An Image Correction Applet to enhance the display of quicklook full size images has also been added. Access both features through the DETAIL button (use the EOLI interface).
18 February 2000
The ESA-ESRIN multimisson catalogue year 2000 release now includes 2 more series of catalogue data: the Landsat 5 and 7 Thematic mapper (TM) and the JERS SAR acquisitions. Inventory data is available for both. Quicklooks are available for TM data with enhanced quality and a new image correction function (use Detail button). Access the Multi-mission catalogue (level 1 and 2 products).
20 January 2000
The potential value of ESA Earth Observation satellite data for urbanism purposes has been studied by the MEGACITIES project. Six applications domains among which Urban Planning and Transportation Management have been covered. The test cities involved are Berlin and Hanoi. Real application cases are supported by generic information on Mega City Information Systems (MCIS). Access the MEGACITIES pages.
02 November 1999
The enhanced DESCw version 4.14 includes the planned earth coverage for early year 2000 for the ERS-1 and 2 and the Landsat satellites. Users with version prior to 4.12 need to re-install the new softare in order to take advantage of all new facilities.
28 October 1999
This is the first announcement of the new conference organised by ESA in Gothenburg (Sweden) on 16-20 October 2000. All interested parties are invited to submit their abstract between January and 15 April 2000.
30 September 1999
In response to the offer for a set of ERS SAR & LANDSAT 5 TM products over Turkey (see 23 August 1999 News), 23 proposals have been selected and have already provided preliminary results. Final results will be presented in major conferences in year 2000 (e.g. ERS/ENVISAT Symposium, October 2000, Gothenburg, Sweden). Watch future ESA conference announcements.
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