Welcome to the MarylandView Web site! The mission of the MarylandView Consortium is to ensure that government agencies, non-government organizations, colleges and universities, K-12 teachers, and businesses in Maryland make the fullest use of remotely sensed imagery and other digital geospatial data and technologies. The MarylandView Consortium is an affiliate member of the AmericaView Consortium, a nationwide partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and the AmericaView Consortium.
The goals of the MarylandView Consortium are to:
Serve as a consortium of users and suppliers of remotely-sensed data in the State of Maryland;
Serve as a remote sensing education and outreach program for the State of Maryland;
Make appropriate data, software, and pedagogical materials on remote sensing and digital image processing available for use by K-16 teachers;
Promote the use of remote sensing by K-16 students in an effort to expand the geospatial workforce;
Serve as a conduit for applied research into new applications of remotely sensed data in academia, government, and business;
Develop an online "portal" for public access to and sharing of remotely sensed and other digital geospatial data by government agencies, non-government organizations, colleges and universities, K-16 teachers, and businesses;
Leverage the resources of MarylandView Consortium members to purchase new imagery for Maryland along with discounted image processing software;
Develop pilot projects in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey and other end users to demonstrate the application and benefits of remotely-sensed data;
Facilitate the use of remote sensing data to monitor statewide urban sprawl, the increase in impervious surfaces, the loss of agricultural land, and forest fragmentation in Maryland; and
Establish a remote sensing user group that can meet at the annual TUgis Conference and other venues around the state.
The MarylandView Consortium is actively seeking partnerships with government agencies, non-government organizations, colleges and universities, K-12 teachers, and businesses interested in the use of remotely-sensed data. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about MarylandView. We also invite you to let us know what we can do to improve our Web site to make it more useful to you.
John M. Morgan, III, Ph.D.
MarylandView Principal Investigator
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