I’m trying to find aerial and satellite images of my region, and I would appreciate advice on navigating the myriad providers and data products available.
The USGS has a bewildering variety of imagery, and I’m not familiar enough with the sources and instruments to know where to start. I’ve tried using their EarthExplorer interface to absolutely no effect, as well as NOAA’s Digital Coast. I can’t even make sense of the supposedly easy Landsat browser provided by Astro Digital. I’m not asking for a full tutorial, but I’d very much appreciate any help in narrowing down what satellites, products and databases I should be focusing on, as well as any advice on publicly available aerial photography. Please contact me off-list with my sincere gratitude in advance. - J. A.