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Guide to the Donald E. Wilson Earth Resources Survey Program Papers, 1972-1983
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Series Description

 

I Applications Aircraft Support Programs Office (AASPO) 1972-1976

Physical Description: 7 folders

Series Description

This series is arranged into two subseries: aircraft support of the ERTS and land use.
The first subseries, Aircraft Earth Resources Technology Satellite Support, contains plans outlining the development of a cost-effective survey system utilizing NASA aircraft support of the ERTS program. The AASPO was based at Ames, which was assigned as the lead center to plan, integrate, coordinate, and review the application and utilization of aircraft support resources. Of interest is the inclusion of a Nature article entitled “ERTS - Technological Success, Scientific Failure?”
The second subseries, Land Use, contains records regarding land use, including workshop information and maps from the U.S. Department of the Interior and the USGS, as well as NASA review meeting minutes from 1974.
 

II Pacific Northwest (PNW) Region 1975-1983

Physical Description: 52 folders

Series Description

This series is arranged into three subseries concerning activities spanning the Pacific Northwest Region. Each subseries is arranged in chronological order.
The first subseries, Pacific Northwest Regional Commission Reviews, contains primarily high-level reviews of projects, including proposals, plans, budgets, reports, and presentations. These include evaluation criteria for considering potential projects, as well as users’ reflections on their experiences.
The second subseries, Technology Transfer Task Force (T3F), is significantly smaller and contains records with a more limited scope, focusing on specific T3F activities, including meeting minutes. Notably, the T3F received the “Public Service Achievement Award” from NASA on October 20, 1981 in recognition for its work managing over twenty projects with more than thirty agencies and helping users successfully acquire operational capabilities.
The third subseries, Reviews for NASA Headquarters, consists of reviews for NASA headquarters. These consisted predominantly of presentations for Alexander J. Tuyahov, Chief of the Space Applications Development Branch, regarding geographic information systems and the Alaska ASVT. Of particular note is the NASA headquarters’ Landsat study review, including “Lessons Learned.”
 

III Land Resources Inventory Demonstration Projects (LRIDP) / Landsat Applications Program (LAP) 1976-1982

Physical Description: 100 folders

Series Description

This series contains the bulk of the collection. The projects are arranged into subseries by state and discipline, including, urban planning, forestry, and range inventory. Within these groupings, the files are ordered chronologically.
The first and largest subseries contains documents relating to Washington State. Overarching LRIDP reports and LAP proposals are presented first, followed by projects covering urban development in Tacoma and the Puget Sound region, Columbia River Basin ASVT, and U-2 surveys of the Mount St. Helens disaster assessment following its eruption on May 18, 1980. The last project folder includes an article questioning the involvement of federal agencies in basic research. The establishment of the Washington State University Computing Service Center is also documented.
The second subseries relates to projects in the state of Oregon. Its subdivisions begin with LAP proposals, along with forestry, range, and other smaller projects.
The third subseries covers Landsat projects in Idaho.
The fourth subseries contains consortium agreements with universities in Oregon and Washington.
The fifth subseries relates to the development of operational facilities with Landsat data analysis capabilities within the Pacific Northwest states. This included visits from the MATE (Mobile Analysis and Training Extension) Van, which was equipped with data processing equipment, and support from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the implementation of VICAR/IBIS (Video Image Communication and Retrieval / Image Based Information System). Manuals and vendor contracts are also included here.
 

IV Imagery 1975-1980

Physical Description: 13 folders

Series Description

This series contains Landsat imagery categorizing land use in Tacoma, Washington and Portland, Oregon. It also includes, to a lesser extent, Landsat images from other projects, such as inventories of Ada County, Idaho agricultural lands, and Snake River, Idaho irrigated lands. The series also includes lists of Landsat scenes, photographs of Landsat data analysis facilities, and a U.S. Landsat coverage map. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.
 

V Pixel Facts Newsletter 1975-1981

Physical Description: 6 folders

Series Description

The fifth series contains Pixel Facts, a bimonthly newsletter that described the activities, results, and status of projects related to the transfer of Landsat data analysis capabilities to federal and commercial users. This series is arranged chronologically.
 

VI Miscellaneous Files 1976-1982

Physical Description: 6 folders

Series Description

The sixth series contains miscellaneous material not filed with specific programs and is comprised of papers presented at a remote sensing symposium, an article on sampling methods with a bibliography, memos, and correspondence. Of note is a letter regarding concerns about the accuracy and verification of Landsat data. This series is also arranged chronologically.

Container List

 

I. Applications Aircraft Support Programs Office (AASPO) 1972-1976

 

1. Aircraft Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) Support 1972-1976

Box 1, Folder 1

AASPO Study 1972-1974

Box 1, Folder 2

ERTS Cost/Benefit 1973-1976

Box 1, Folder 3

Benefits from Aerial Surveys 1974

 

2. Land Use 1973-1974

Box 1, Folder 4

US Geological Survey Circular 671, Land Use Classification System 1973

Box 1, Folder 5

Land Use Panel 1974

Box 1, Folder 6

Minutes, Land Use Review Meeting, Johnson Space Center March 28-29, 1974

Box 1, Folder 7

Washington D.C., Land Use Maps, James Wray 1974

 

II. Pacific Northwest (PNW) Region 1975-1983

 

1. Pacific Northwest Regional Commission (PNRC) Reviews 1975-1981

Box 1, Folder 8

PNW Project Plan 1975

Box 1, Folder 9

PNW Project Plan 1975-1976

Box 1, Folder 10

PNW Collection of Papers 1975-1980

Box 1, Folder 11

Landsat-C (Landsat 3) 1976

Box 1, Folder 12

Demonstration Plans (1 of 2) 1976

Box 2, Folder 1

Demonstration Plans (2 of 2) 1977-1978

Box 2, Folder 2

Ames as a Regional Center 1975

Box 2, Folder 3

Phase IV Study Meeting May 4, 1977

Box 2, Folder 4

Phase IV Survey of Existing Capabilities 1977

Box 2, Folder 5

Fiscal Year 1977, PNW Accounting October 26, 1977

Box 2, Folder 6

Project Budget 1977-1979

Box 2, Folder 7

Peterson, Card, Forestry Issues March 27-28, 1978

Box 2, Folder 8

PNW Plan April 10, 1978

Box 2, Folder 9

Agriculture Task Force Meeting May 31,1978

Box 2, Folder 10

LRIDP Report September 1978

Box 2, Folder 11

Bibliography (PNW) 1978

Box 2, Folder 12

LAP Status Reports 1978

Box 2, Folder 13

LRIDP Final Document 1978

Box 2, Folder 14

McCormick Paper on LRIDP 1978

Box 3, Folder 1

LAP Guidelines 1978

Box 3, Folder 2

LAP Status/Budget Costs 1978-1979

Box 3, Folder 3

Northwest Agricultural Project (PNRC) 1978-1979

Box 3, Folder 4

PNW-Forestry Productivity Task Force 1979

Box 3, Folder 5

PNW-LAP Project Plan July 1979

Box 3, Folder 6

PNW Governors September 1979

Box 3, Folder 7

LAP Project Plan – Schedules and Resources 1979

Box 3, Folder 8

PNW ASVT – Project Plan, PNW/LAP 1979

Box 3, Folder 9

LAP Proposals, 1979-1980; Final Proposal February 7, 1979

Box 3, Folder 10

Monthly Progress Reports (Bendix) 1979-1980

Box 3, Folder 11

PNW Budgets, Spot Reports 1979-1980

Box 3, Folder 12

ASVT Status Reports, PNW 1979-1981

Box 3, Folder 13

Financial Plans and Status January 1980

Box 3, Folder 14

PNW Spot Reports 1980

Box 3, Folder 15

PNW Presentation August 1980

Box 3, Folder 16

PNW Review August 1980

Box 3, Folder 17

Operational Alternatives for WRAP 1980

Box 3, Folder 18

PNW Brochure (LAP) 1980

Box 3, Folder 19

Technology Advancement Program (TAP) Proposal and Letters of Support 1981

Box 3, Folder 20

PNW Thematic Mapper Simulation (TMS) Project 1981

Box 3, Folder 21

DBMS PNW LAP Projects undated

Box 3, Folder 22

Project Selection Criteria undated

 

2. Technology Transfer Task Force 1975-1981

Box 3, Folder 23

T3F Funding Proposals August 1979

Box 3, Folder 24

Technology Transfer Bibliography by Ida Hoos April 11, 1979

Box 3, Folder 25

T3F Group Achievement Award May–July 1981

Box 4, Folder 1

Letters of Support (Position Paper of WRAP Centers) 1981

Box 4, Folder 2

Executive Summary, Hoos-Sharp undated

 

3. Reviews for NASA Headquarters 1979-1983

Box 4, Folder 3

PNW Review for NASA Headquarters March 1979

Box 4, Folder 4

PNW ASVT Review Material to Tuyahov June 9, 1980

Box 4, Folder 5

HQ Landsat Study (Thome) 1982

Box 4, Folder 6

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Presentation April 1, 1982

Box 4, Folder 7

Tuyahov Review October 1, 1982

Box 4, Folder 8

Tuyahov Review February 17-18, 1983

 

III. Land Resources Inventory Demonstration Projects (LRIDP) / Landsat Applications Program (LAP) 1974-1982

 

1. Washington State 1976-1981

 

A. Washington LRIDP Reports 1976

Box 4, Folder 9

Washington University, Final Report, EODMS (1 of 2) December 31, 1976

Box 4, Folder 10

Washington University, Final Report, EODMS (2 of 2) 1976

 

B. Washington LAP 1978-1980

Box 4, Folder 11

Washington State Operational (LAP) 1978

Box 4, Folder 12

Washington LAP 1979

Box 4, Folder 13

Washington LAP Proposals 1979

Box 4, Folder 14

Washington LAP Demonstrations, U.W. December 19, 1979

Box 4, Folder 15

Washington LAP Project Proposals 1979-1980

 

C. Washington Projects 1976-1981

 

i. Urban Development 1976-1980

Box 4, Folder 16

Urban Discipline Review November 19, 1976

Box 4, Folder 17

Puget Sound Urban 1976

Box 4, Folder 18

User Needs Puget Sound 1976-1977

Box 5, Folder 1

Tacoma Phase 3B 1976-1978

Box 5, Folder 2

Tacoma Phase IIIB 1976-1978

Box 5, Folder 3

Change Detection (Puget Sound) 1977

Box 5, Folder 4

Puget Sound Final Output Products 1977

Box 5, Folder 5

Project Evaluation 1978

Box 5, Folder 6

Questionnaire Replies Puget Sound, Final Output Products 1978

Box 5, Folder 7

Tacoma Letters 1980

 

ii. Washington Forestry and Game 1977-1980

Box 5, Folder 8

Washington Forestry 1977-1978

Box 5, Folder 9

Washington Department of Game Ruffed Grouse 1979

Box 5, Folder 10

Department of Game (Washington) 1979

Box 5, Folder 11

Department of Game Project 1980

Box 5, Folder 12

Washington Department of Game / WSU Project 1980

Box 5, Folder 13

Washington Game Ruffed Grouse Final Report 1980

 

iii. Washington Range 1978-1979

Box 5, Folder 14

Washington Range 1978

Box 5, Folder 15

Washington Range (Joe Foster) 1978

Box 5, Folder 16

Washington Range LRIDP 1979

 

iv. Columbia River Basin 1978-1979

Box 5, Folder 17

Columbia River Basin ASVT 1978

Box 5, Folder 18

Columbia River Basin ASVT 1978-1979

Box 5, Folder 19

ASVT Presentation April 29,1978

Box 5, Folder 20

Columbia River Basin U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Plan 1979

 

v. Mount St. Helens 1980-1981

Box 5, Folder 21

Department of Natural Resources, WSU Correspondence File 1980-1981

Box 5, Folder 22

Mount St. Helens Disaster Assessment (1 of 2) 1981

Box 6, Folder 1

Mount St. Helens Disaster Assessment (2 of 2) 1981

 

vi. Other Washington Projects 1976-1980

Box 6, Folder 2

Spokane - Kootenai 1976

Box 6, Folder 3

Spokane - Washington State University Status 1978

Box 6, Folder 4

Washington Department of Ecology 1978-1980

 

D. Washington State University Computer Center (WSUCSC) 1978-1981

Box 6, Folder 5

WSU Computer Center Meeting October 6, 1978

Box 6, Folder 6

Washington State Computing Center 1978-1981

Box 6, Folder 7

WSUCSC Meeting February 1, 1979

 

2. Oregon State 1976-1980

 

A. Oregon LAP 1976-1980

Box 6, Folder 8

Portland Urban Landsat Project (1 of 2) 1976-1977

Box 6, Folder 9

Portland Urban Landsat Project (2 of 2) 1976-1978

Box 6, Folder 10

Crook County LAP Proposal 1978

Box 6, Folder 11

Oregon LAP Proposals 1978

Box 6, Folder 12

Oregon Operational LAP 1978-1979

Box 6, Folder 13

Oregon LAP Proposals 1978-1980

Box 7, Folder 1

Oregon Landsat Projects 1979-1980

 

B. Oregon Projects 1976-1980

 

i. Oregon Forestry 1976-1978

Box 7, Folder 2

Oregon Forestry 1976-1978

Box 7, Folder 3

Forestry (General) 1978

Box 7, Folder 4

Oregon Forestry 1978

 

ii. Oregon Range 1977-1980

Box 7, Folder 5

Range (General) 1977

Box 7, Folder 6

Oregon Range 1978

Box 7, Folder 7

Oregon Range Final Documentation 1979

Box 7, Folder 8

Oregon Range Final Report 1979-1980

 

iii. Other Oregon Projects 1976-1980

Box 7, Folder 9

Oregon Reservoir September 1, 1976

Box 7, Folder 10

Surface Mining October 31, 1977

Box 7, Folder 11

Tansy 1977

Box 7, Folder 12

Oregon US Fish and Wildlife Service, Technical Proposal 1977

Box 7, Folder 13

Oregon Landsat - Oregon Lands Report 1979-1980

Box 7, Folder 14

Oregon Game Final Report LRIDP 1979-1980

Box 7, Folder 15

Irrigated Croplands APT undated

Box 7, Folder 16

Oregon Computer Capability Proposal undated

 

3. Idaho State 1974-1979

 

A. Idaho Forestry 1976-1979

Box 7, Folder 17

Idaho Forestry 1976-1977

Box 7, Folder 18

Idaho Forestry 1977-1978

Box 7, Folder 19

Idaho Forestry - PNW Project Documentation 1979

 

B. Idaho Land Inventory 1974-1979

Box 7, Folder 20

Ada County, Idaho Land Use 1976-1977

Box 7, Folder 21

Idaho Department of Lands Final Report (1 of 2) 1979

Box 7, Folder 22

Idaho Department of Lands Final Report (2 of 2) 1979

 

C. Idaho Game and Range 1978-1980

Box 8, Folder 1

Idaho Range 1978

Box 8, Folder 2

Idaho Range, LRIDP circa 1980

Box 8, Folder 3

Idaho Game Final Report, LRIDP 1980

 

D. Other Idaho Projects 1968-1981

Box 8, Folder 4

Idaho Agriculture 1976-1978

Box 8, Folder 5

Idaho Operational (LAP) (1 of 2) 1978

Box 8, Folder 6

Idaho Operational (LAP) (2 of 2) 1979-1980

Box 8, Folder 7

Idaho Department of Water Resources Letters circa 1980

Box 8, Folder 8

Idaho Department of Water Resources LAP Final Report undated

 

4. Consortium Agreements 1979-1982

 

A. Oregon State University 1979-1981

Box 8, Folder 9

Oregon State University Consortium Agreement LAP 1979

Box 8, Folder 10

Oregon State University Consortium June 1979

Box 8, Folder 11

Oregon State University Consortium, Isaacson (1 of 2) 1981

Box 8, Folder 12

Oregon State University Consortium, Isaacson (2 of 2) 1981

 

B. Washington 1980-1982

Box 8, Folder 13

Oregon State University Consortium Agreement LAP 1980

Box 8, Folder 14

Oregon State University Consortium 1980

Box 9, Folder 1

WSU Consortium VICAR/IBIS 1980-1981

Box 9, Folder 2

WSU Consortium 1980-1981

Box 9, Folder 3

U.W. Consortium Agreement and Correspondence 1981-1982

 

5. LAP Computing Systems 1976-1981

 

A. Image Analysis Systems 1976-1981

 

i. VICAR/IBIS 1975-1981

Box 9, Folder 4

JPL VICAR Implementation November 19, 1976

Box 9, Folder 5

JPL Letter April 13, 1979

Box 9, Folder 6

JPL VICAR IBIS Course May 14-17,1979

Box 9, Folder 7

Memos and Meetings 1979

Box 9, Folder 8

VICAR/IBIS 1981

 

ii. MATE Van 1979-1980

Box 9, Folder 9

MATE Van Visit Info 1980

Box 9, Folder 10

Patrick Vaughan July 17, 1979 - April 16, 1980

 

iii. Manuals and Documentation 1976-1980

Box 9, Folder 11

LUMIS Interactive Graphics Manual 1976

Box 9, Folder 12

EDITOR Software System Documentation 1978

Box 9, Folder 13

Terminals 1978-1980

Box 9, Folder 14

GES (manual) undated

 

B. Vendor Contracts 1977-1981

Box 9, Folder 15

ESL Contract 1977-1978

Box 9, Folder 16

Stanford Technology Corporation Software Contract 1979-1981

Box 9, Folder 17

Ron Danielson, LARC Contract Reports 1979-1981

Box 9, Folder 18

FORTRAN IV Contract 1978

Box 9, Folder 19

Ron Danielson, California DWR System Study 1981

 

IV. Imagery 1975-1980

Box 9, Folder 20

Available EDIES Scenes 1977-1978

Box 10, Folder 1

Idaho Agriculture Imagery 1975

Box 10, Folder 2

Landsat Scene in Branch 1978

Box 10, Folder 3

Landsat Georeference Marks June 21, 1979

Box 10, Folder 4

Operational Facilities PNW – Pictures of Facilities undated

Box 10, Folder 5

Oregon Department of Forestry RBV March 21, 1979

Box 10, Folder 6

Pikes Peak (Wyo.) 1980

Box 10, Folder 7

Portland Imagery undated

Box 10, Folder 8

Project Imagery, 1. Puget Sound, 2. Tansy Ragwort, 3. Idaho Agriculture, 4. SeaSat undated

Box 10, Folder 9

RBV Imagery 1978

Box 10, Folder 10

Regional Census Tract, Landsat Classification 1976

Box 10, Folder 11

Tacoma Imagery circa 1977

Box 10, Folder 12

Washington Landsat Scenes 1977-1978

 

V. Pixel Facts Newsletter 1975-1981

Box 10, Folder 13

Newsletter, Pixel Facts (1 of 2) 1975-1977

Box 10, Folder 14

Newsletter, Pixel Facts (2 of 2) 1978-1979

Box 10, Folder 15

Proposal to Develop Pixel Facts Newsletter circa 1979

Box 10, Folder 16

Pixel Facts Contract 1979-1980

Box 10, Folder 17

Pixel Facts Letters 1981

Box 10, Folder 18

Pixel Facts Correspondence 1981

 

V. Miscellaneous Files 1976-1982

Box 10, Folder 19

Correspondence 1976-1978

Box 10, Folder 20

Memos 1978

Box 10, Folder 21

Eleventh Symposium on Remote Sensing ERIM April 1, 1977

Box 10, Folder 22

Sampling Statistics (General) January 1978

Box 10, Folder 23

Per Diem Rates 1979

Box 10, Folder 24

Letters 1982