NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), an autonomous agency of the administrative branch of the United States central government has propelled an online toolkit to make it tranquil for users to find, analyze and operate the most pertinent satellite data for their business projects, conversation efforts or research. This set of tools is entitled as the ‘Remote Sensing Toolkit’ and provides a modest system that quickly recognizes significant sources based on user input. The toolkit is intended to help users search for data, as well as ready-to-use tools and can be encrypted to build new tools.
Daniel Lockney, NASA’s Technology Transfer Programme Executive said, “This new tool makes finding and using NASA satellite data easier than ever afore, and we hope it triggers innovation among the business community and leads to further commercialization of NASA technology and benefits people across the world. He also added that their mission to bring NASA technology down to Earth is mounting with the release of this remote sensing toolkit.
NASA amasses petabytes of data every year through its constellation of Earth observation satellites. Retrieving and utilizing this data remains unnerving to many potential commercial users but the multiplicity of open source tools generated to access, analyze and utilize the data from these satellites is acquainted to millions of science users. Throwing light on an example, NASA’s remote-sensing data and tools are spread out across dozens of sites. More than 50 websites are revised by the NASA Technology Transfer and found that no source provided a wide-ranging assortment of information or a single access point to initiate a search. Due to this, the US space agency introduced the Remote Sensing Toolkit.
“Remote Sensing Toolkit will help propagate the number of users who put NASA’s free and open data documentation to work for people,” stated by Kevin Murphy, NASA’s Earth Science Division in Washington.