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Developed advanced satelite imagery without the use of expensive thermal imaging

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"upported by SBIR contracts with Stennis Space Center, Geospatial Data Analysis Corporation invented software for automatically identifying clouds in satellite imagery without the use of thermal data-an important development for satellites that forgo expensive thermal imaging equipment. The company's Cloud and Cloud Shadow Assessment software provides highly accurate cloud identification for private remote sensing imagery firms, and the technology's feature detection capabilities are also being applied to a range of land features, helping researchers study the effects of population growth and climate change on crop field acreage, flood zones, and plant cover."

Source: http://spinoff.nasa.gov/spinoff/spinitem?title=Feature+Detection+Systems+Enhance+Satellite+Imagery

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