>In the above link the red box is the bounds of the earlier imagery crop. This time I propose that the earlier scenes were a bit small, and
>to increase the image size to 1000x1000 cells. Raleigh-Durham Airport is present in the NW corner of the proposed new bounds for
>visual scale and human interest.
I think adding the LANDSAT-8 data is a good idea and I take Hamish's point about the need for coastal data. I also started thinking about data for mountainous areas.
Hamish's post also got me thinking about making more updated datasets available for the same footprint as the NC dataset. There is 4 band digital aerial imagery ( NAIP , USDA summer 2012 , 1m resolution) and 3 band 6 inch winter imagery ( State of NC 2010 ortho , possibly 4 band for Wake County), etc for the Raleigh/ Wake County area. There may also be higher resolution Lidar data available in the future.
Of course, the more data you add, the bigger the download, or more space needed on the live-demo iso image.
Would it be a good idea to have a "core" downloadable dataset at http://www.grassbook.org/data_menu3rd.php and have a supplimentary download link for other, updated higher resolution data sets for the same footprint or other specific distinct geophysical environments?
The opinions I express are my own and are not representative of the official policy of the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service or Dept. of the Interior. Life is too short for undocumented, proprietary data formats.