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A consortium of public, private, and non-profit remote sensing organizations.


About West Virginia VIEW


The West Virginia View consortium has the following objectives:

  • Establish the formal linking of, and cooperation between, the major remote sensing organizations in West Virginia, and promote community outreach by these organizations.
  • Share existing and purchase additional remotely sensed data (as permitted by data purchase agreements), and develop the remote sensing infrastructure through improved access to data, computer resources, and field equipment.
  • Establish a web site for promoting remote sensing activities in the state, and sharing data.
  • Host statewide remote sensing conferences, and promote awareness

USGS Landsat Data


All USGS is now FREE. Check it out at the links below.



Data Services



Landsat footprint

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LiDAR Data

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WV LiDAR Data Tool

The site archives raw lidar point cloud data in LAS format. Through an interactive map, users can identify the regions of the state where lidar data are available. By delineating a polygon on the map, users can select lidar point cloud tiles, and download them in a single group.

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Last updated 10/2017

Jefferson County

The data were originally acquired for the NRCS. The nominal posting interval is 1.5 m. Only first and last returns are available. County-wide lidar data were collected between April 11 2005 and April 18 2005.

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Shenandoah Valley, Berkeley County

Shenendoah Valley lidar data were collected between March 1 and March 9 2011. The data were originally acquired for the USGS. The nominal posting interval is 1.0 m.

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Webster Count

The data were acquired by WVU NRAC between November 2010 and January 2011. The data are available as las format files: (1) bare earth and (2) all points.

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Abrams Creek, Mineral County

Canaan Valley Institute (CVI) captured LiDAR elevation data for the Abram's Creek watershed in Mineral County, West Virginia in approximately 2007. The watershed is approximately 30,250 acres.

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Gilmer County

County-wide lidar data collected between March 25 and April 7, 2004. The data were acquired by Airborne 1, on behalf of the Canaan Valley Institute. The nominal posting interval is 1.4 m.

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Southern Coal Fields

The data were originally acquired for the WV DEP by WVU NRAC in the late fall of 2009 (after leaf off) and spring 2010 (before leaf-out). The data are available only as las format files: (1) bare earth and (2) "comprensive" (i.e. all returns).

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WV DEP (TAGIS)

The WV DEP (TAGIS) LiDAR Geospatial Application alternative, and more rapid method is to use the WV DEP (TAGIS) geospatial application, which shows lidar holdings across the state of West Virginia, and allows a map-based selection and downloading of individual tiles (once you have zoomed in sufficiently far on the map).

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LANDSAT DATA

LANDSAT DATA ACCESS

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DOQQ's For Miscellanous Areas

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Georgia

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Nevada

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Washington

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West Virginia

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West Virginia Complete Data List

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WV Watershed Dynamics


Training WV Teachers in Geospatial Technology An NSF-sponsored project

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West Virginia VIEW Consortium Partners






Satellite Imagery for the Classroom


West Virginia Science Teachers - would you like a satellite poster of the state for your classroom?



Education



West Virginia VIEW is involved in K-12, undergraduate, and graduate geospatial science education. The links below will take you outside the WVView web site.

Remote Sensing Tutorials

  • NASA Tutorial (middle and high school, undergraduate)
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  • Canadian Centre for Remote Sensing Tutorial (high school, undergraduate
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  • NCGIA Core Curriculum (GIS emphasis, high school, undergraduate
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  • University of Arizona Remote Sensing Tutorials (undergraduate)
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  • Earth Observation Magazine Tutorial (high school, undergraduate)
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  • West Virginia GLOBE Program Land Cover-Biology Tutorials (Data Access, ArcCatalog, ArcMap)
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On-line Remote Sensing Education Guides and Modules

Land Use Change Research


Freeware Remote Sensing and GIS Software


Misc Educational and Information Links



Past Conferences


Check our infromation from our past conferences

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Consortium Partner Contacts





Mike Shank

Manager, Technical Applications and Geographic Information Systems Group, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Charleston, WV


Trevor Harris

Eberly Professor of Geography, Dept. of Geology & Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
304-293-5603 x4304
Trevor.Harris@Mail.wvu.edu


James McGraw

Eberly Professor of Biology, Dept. of Biology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
304-293-5201 x2532


Timothy Warner

Professor of Geography and Geology, Dept. of Geology & Geography, West Virginia University
304-293-4725


John Amos

Executive Director and President, SkyTruth, Inc., PO Box 3283, Shepherdstown, WV
304-876-9113


Kurt Donaldson

Director, West Virginia GIS Technical Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
304-293-9467


Rico Gazal

Associate Professor of Forestry, Dept. of Land Resources, Glenville State College, Glenville, WV
304-462-6372


James Leonard

Professor, Geography Dept., Marshall University, Huntington, WV
304-696-4626


Todd Ensign

Education and Technology Specialist, NASA IV&V Facility - Educator Resource Center, Fairmont, WV
304-267-8438


Charlie Yuill

Associate Professor, Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
304-285-1501


Aaron Maxwell

Assistant Professor of Environmenal Science, Alderson Broaddus College, Phillipi, WV
304-457-6246


Russ McClain

Professor of Environmenal Science, Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WV
304-637-1806


Timothy Warner

Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV
304-637-1392


Kim Bjorgo-Thorne

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Coordinator Environmental Science Program, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV
304-473-8126

FAQ


Why are some data for West Virginia View for members only?

Distribution of commercial imagery is limited by specific licensing agreements that specify at the time of purchase who may use the data. West Virginia View is dedicated to the free sharing of data, and will endeavor to negotiate the most flexible possible license agreements. US Government data does not suffer from this limitation as the US does not copyright data.

How do I get satellite image data as a West Virginia View member?

The "West Virginia View Members Only" section is password protected. Contact the Tim Warner for login credentials if you are eligible.

Direct questions regarding web site to Tim Warner