African Geographic Mosaic (GIS Coverage)
Entry ID: ES_GEO_COVER_AFRICA

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Summary
Abstract: This low bandwidth example of the Landsat TM image mosaic service that
will be provided by Earth Satellite Corporation over ESRI's Geographic
Network. This particular service consists of several scale dependent
TIFF images, extracted from the larger MrSID mosaic of the African
Mosaic. Included in the nested dataset is a full resolution Landsat TM
image over Ciaro, Egypt and including the pyramids.

The purpose of this map is to provide an example of EARTHSAT's
Geo-Cover-Ortho service. The user can window down from the full
continent to the full resolution Landsat TM imagery covering Cairo and
the Cheops pyramids.

The full mosaic is comprised of over 1200 Landsat TM scenes ranging in
date from 1987 through 1993, with majority between 1989 and 1991. The
mosaic is available for purchase as a collection of four segments,
each approximately 2 gigbytes in size and priced at $2,500 each.

The data projection is Lambert Equal-Area Azimuthal.

[Data information provided by Earth Satellite Corp.]

Geographic Coverage
 N: 39.0 S: -36.0  E: 55.0  W: -25.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: EARTHSAT
Dataset Title: GeoCoverMosaic/Africa
Dataset Release Date: 2000-06-20
Dataset Release Place: Rockville, MD
Dataset Publisher: EARTHSAT
Data Presentation Form: GIS image
Online Resource: http://www.geographynetwork.com/maps/mapfiles.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > ALGERIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > ANGOLA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > BENIN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > BOTSWANA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > BURKINA FASO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CAMEROON
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CAPE VERDE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CHAD
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > COMOROS
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CONGO, REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > COTE D'IVOIRE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > DJIBOUTI
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > EGYPT
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > EQUATORIAL GUINEA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ERITREA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ETHIOPIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > GABON
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GAMBIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GHANA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GUINEA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > GUINEA-BISSAU
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > KENYA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > LESOTHO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > LIBERIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > LIBYA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > MALAWI
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > MALI
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > MOROCCO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > MOZAMBIQUE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > NAMIBIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > NIGER
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > NIGERIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > RWANDA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > SENEGAL
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > SIERRA LEONE
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > SOMALIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > SOUTH AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > SUDAN
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA > SWAZILAND
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > TANZANIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA > TOGO
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA > TUNISIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > UGANDA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ZAMBIA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA > ZIMBABWE
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > MADAGASCAR
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > MARTINIQUE
CONTINENT > AFRICA


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >COASTAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >AEOLIAN LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >GLACIAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >KARST LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >TECTONIC LANDFORMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
LANDSAT    [Information]


Instrument
TM >Thematic Mapper    [Information]


Access Constraints
none


Use Constraints
Treat as copyrighted material.


Keywords
GIS
EARTHSAT
Landsat
regional mosaic
satellite
remote sensing


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
EARTHSAT


Data Center
Earth Satellite Corporation    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.earthsat.com/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EARTH SATELLITE CORPORATION
Phone: 301-231-0660
Fax: 301-231-5020
Email: info at earthsat.com
Contact Address:
Earth Satellite Corporation
6011 Executive Blvd, Suite 400
City: Rockville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20852
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: electronic
Distribution_Format: GeoTIFF, MrSID
Fees: fees


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-19

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