NASA Is Making Troves of Satellite Data More Accessible Than Ever - Nextgov
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"NASA on Wednesday launched an online toolkit that could make it easier than ever for businesses and entrepreneurs to cash in on the space agency’s troves of satellite data. For years groups have used NASA satellite imagery to forecast crop growth, monitor wildlife and even enhance video games, but the data and analytics tools behind those applications were scattered across more than 50 agency websites. Scientists and researchers eventually learned to navigate the maze of resources, but general users faced a higher barrier to entry, according to Daniel Lockney, head of NASA’s Technology Transfer Program, which works to bring space technologies to the public. “NASA data, toolsets and software were all available for people to find and use, [but] the process of locating all of these different assets was daunting,” Lockney told Nextgov. “We wanted to change that.”..."