What's New


Earthquakes in Gulf Monitoring Toolkit

posted Oct 31, 2011, 6:37 AM by Paul Woods   [ updated Oct 31, 2011, 6:37 AM by grorge baker ]

Added the USGS 7-day earthquake feed to the Gulf Monitoring toolkit

Interns Wanted!!

posted Aug 25, 2011, 1:11 PM by Teri Biebel   [ updated Aug 25, 2011, 1:12 PM by grorge baker ]

Go to our Open Positions page to see the latest positions we're looking to fill at SkyTruth. Do you have what it takes??

SkyTruth Oil Spill Finds

posted Aug 12, 2011, 2:02 PM by Teri Biebel   [ updated Aug 15, 2011, 5:56 AM by grorge baker ]

If you're looking for a list of spills that we've found or have been monitoring over the past year since the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout, here is a spreadsheet with links to our blog.

ASTER 1B FTP Image Archive

posted Aug 12, 2011, 9:32 AM by Paul Woods   [ updated Aug 12, 2011, 9:34 AM by grorge baker ]

I found the ftp link for ASTER imagery and added to Data Sources list.   Files are in HDF format, so we will have to download them and translate to geotiff before we can view them in Google Earth.  Looks like about 100M per image, so that's a lot of storage :-)

NRC Data link

posted Aug 11, 2011, 12:03 PM by Teri Biebel   [ updated Aug 12, 2011, 6:22 AM by grorge baker ]

We've created a page with links to the Google Fusion tables created with data collected from the National Response Center's databases from 1990 through 2010. Click to access the NRC Data page.

EPA Surface Water GIS Data set in KMZ

posted Aug 10, 2011, 7:15 AM by Paul Woods   [ updated Aug 10, 2011, 7:17 AM by grorge baker ]

Wow - what a great package of data I just found at the EPA - has streams, watershed boundaries, impaired waters, beaches and much much more. - http://www.epa.gov/waters/tools/WATERSKMZ/WATERSKMZ.html

Combined USGS MAIP Ortho Imagery

posted Aug 9, 2011, 1:47 PM by Paul Woods   [ updated Aug 9, 2011, 1:50 PM by grorge baker ]

We added the combined national NAIP imagery to the image library.   If you have already loaded it in Google Earth, you have to re-load it here:

http://skytruth.org/kml/skytruth-image-library.kml

Most states have imagery from 2010 - for coverage check here:

http://seamless.usgs.gov/data_availability.php?serviceid=Dataset_5

New MODIS Satellite Image Browser

posted Aug 9, 2011, 9:04 AM by Paul Woods   [ updated Aug 24, 2011, 9:44 AM by grorge baker ]

We at SkyTruth spend a lot of time looking at satellite images, and this means that we also spend a lot of time wandering through clumsy government web portals to get at the latest free imagery.    Well here in the lab we finally got fed up with all the extra mouse clicks, so we made a single KML file that lets you quickly browse through all the available MODIS imagery (for now just region USA7, which includes the Gulf of Mexico).  You can see it here:

http://skytruth.org/kml/skytruth-image-library.kml

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