MODIS/VIIRS history & future

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28 Aug, 2020 07:34 PM

With polar satellite passes so infrequent it would be nice to see (a) recent swaths to know if an area free of new hits has been scanned and (b) upcoming passes to lower refresh-anxiety when awaiting updates for if one's house has burned down. Something like a pass center-line with timestamps and a transparent region color-coded for how recent a pass was or how soon a pass is anticipated.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Julie on 28 Aug, 2020 09:15 PM

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    Sorry you are dealing with that situation. I recommend visiting this site to see the orbits and times:;l:Suomi_NPP_...


  2. Julie closed this discussion on 28 Aug, 2020 09:15 PM.

  3. fogmachine re-opened this discussion on 28 Aug, 2020 09:45 PM

  4. 2 Posted by fogmachine on 28 Aug, 2020 09:45 PM

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    Thx, Julie - it's not for me but for several friends that fortunately are
    now back in their homes after more than a week of evac.

    This is just a suggestion for improvement - integrating more sources into
    CalTopo is a long-term goal, isn't it?

    Great tool!

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Julie on 28 Aug, 2020 09:50 PM

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    Integration, yes, with a plan. We do have a plan for how we intend to build out features, and certainly appreciate input and our priorities do sometimes changes based on current need user requests.


  6. Julie closed this discussion on 28 Aug, 2020 09:50 PM.

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