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SRTM 10th Anniversary
Yes, believe it or not, SRTM is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. If there is perhaps one NASA mission that has had such a profound impact upon Earth Sciences (and certainly with respect to the number of days "in space") then this is it. Relatively high resolution topographic data of most of the planet's landmass, available for free, is a amazing achievement. ASPRS Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing had a special issue devoted to SRTM back in 2006 and the lead cover article (which is free) provides background to the mission. It truly amazing achievement based on this account.

posted on: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry