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Gaithersburg, MD –MDA Information Systems LLC announces the launch of BaseVue 2013 a global land use/land cover (LULC) product.
BaseVue 2013 is a commercially available, global, 13-class LULC product developed by MDA. The product covers Earth’s entire land area, excluding Antarctica, and is comprised of approximately 19,250 1×1 degree tiles. BaseVue is independently derived from roughly 9,200 Landsat 8 30m resolution images. MDA extracted 13 land cover classes from these 9,200 Landsat scene in an automated process. For CONUS, MDA has produced a recoded version of the most recently available National Land Cover Database product created by the US Geological Survey.
BaseVue in conjunction with other datasets serves a variety of uses such as:
- Cartographic basemap
- Urban and population studies
- LULC to support field operations and infrastructure planning for energy and communications sectors
- Assessing likely concentrations of insect-borne illnesses
Greg Koeln, MDA’s CTO, stated: “MDA Information Systems has a long history of producing National and Global LULC products from Landsat data for the US Government. We are pleased to offer this LULC product to our commercial customers.”
MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide.
MDA’s business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development.
MDA’s well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and internationally.
The Company’s common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA.