© 2010

Standard-Based Data and Information Systems for Earth Observation

  • Liping Di
  • H. K. Ramapriyan

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kenneth R. McDonald, Yonsook Enloe, Liping Di, Daniel Holloway
    Pages 27-36
  3. Hampapuram K. Ramapriyan, Jeanne Behnke, Edwin Sofinowski, Dawn Lowe, Mary Ann Esfandiari
    Pages 63-92
  4. Helen Conover, Marilyn Drewry, Sara Graves, Ken Keiser, Manil Maskey, Matt Smith et al.
    Pages 93-111
  5. Ruth Duerr, Ron Weaver, Mark A. Parsons
    Pages 113-125
  6. Robert H. Rank, Constantino Cremidis, Kenneth R. McDonald
    Pages 127-142
  7. Laura C. Rodman, John Jackson, Ross K. Meentemeyer
    Pages 143-164
  8. H.K. Ramapriyan, D. Isaac, W. Yang, B. Bonnlander, D. Danks
    Pages 165-188
  9. Peng Yue, Liping Di, Peisheng Zhao, Wenli Yang, Genong Yu, Yaxing Wei
    Pages 189-208
  10. Peisheng Zhao, Liping Di
    Pages 209-226
  11. Richard E. Ullman, Yonsook Enloe
    Pages 227-248

About this book


CEOS was established under the auspices of the Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations in 1984 in response to a recommendation from a panel of experts in remote sensing within the Working Group on Growth, Technology and Employment (CEOS, 2009). The panel recognized the collective value of the world’s Earth remote sensing capabilities and the advantages that would be gained by the coordination of civil Earth observing satellite missions. By cooperating in mission planning and the development of compatible data products, applications, services and policies, the national space programs would maximize the bene?ts of their individual inve- ments and be able to better address the environmental challenges of the entire international community. CEOS was to serve as the focal point for this inter- tional coordination and to provide the forum for the change of policy and technical information. The members of CEOS are governmental organizations that are international or national in nature and are responsible for a civil space-borne Earth observation program that is currently in operation or in an advanced stage of system devel- ment. CEOS also has established Associate Members that are similar governmental organizations with a civil space-segment activity in an early stage of system dev- opment or those with a signi?cant ground-segment activity that supports CEOS objectives. Associate Members may also be existing satellite coordination group and scienti?c or governmental bodies that are international in nature and have a signi?cant programmatic activity that likewise is aligned with the goals of CEOS.


Earth Observing System Geoinformationssysteme geographic data geospatial spatial data infrastructure

Editors and affiliations

  • Liping Di
    • 1
  • H. K. Ramapriyan
    • 2
  1. 1.Science & System (CSISS)Center for Spatial InformationGreenbeltU.S.A.
  2. 2.Science & System (CSISS)Center for Spatial InformationGreenbeltU.S.A.

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From the reviews: “Book contains an excellent overview of U.S. earth imaging programs and services … . It provides an excellent overview of current standards based developments in earth observation. … This work will provide insight into many products and services that have only recently become available to the general public and scientists, that include vast quanitities of highly valuable and useful earth observation data.” (Jeff Thurston, Vector 1 Media, April, 2010)