MDA BaseVue 2013 becomes part of the Living Atlas of the World and ArcGIS Online

BaseVue 2013 uses Landsat 8 scenes ranging from April 2013 to June 2014. This one was captured by Landsat 8 in March 2014 (Image: NASA)

The Esri Landscape Content has announced the integration of the BaseVue 2013 land cover data into the Living Atlas of the World and on the ArcGIS Online content.

BaseVue 2013 is a commercial global product developed by MDA, covering the Earth’s entire land area, excluding Antarctica. BaseVue is independently derived from roughly 9,200 Landsat 8 images and is the highest spatial resolution (30m). The capture dates for the Landsat 8 imagery range from April 2013 to June 2014.

Land cover data represent a descriptive thematic surface for characteristics of the land's surface such as densities or types of developed areas, agricultural lands, and natural vegetation regimes, informed Esri on their blog.

BaseVue can be used for cartographic basemaps, for urban and population studies, for surface cover analysis for energy and communications sectors and for assessing likely concentrations of insect-borne illnesses, among others. 

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