If that weren’t all, the development team at Esri has recently made the tool even better–one can now save a time sequence or a band combination as a permanent URL that can be shared with others. The flooding of 20 districts in August and September 2016 in Uttar Pradesh, India, for example, can be easily seen on this link that uses the application, with screenshots below.
Another example is the Fort McMurray summer 2016 wildfire in Alberta, Canada – the user can change the time to see the region’s vegetation cover before and after fire, and the extent of the smoke during the fire. Or, you can analyze a different band combination, as is seen here.
To do this, open the application. Note that the application URL has been updated from the one we wrote about last year. Move to an area of interest. Select any one of the available thematic band renderers (such as agriculture, natural color, color infrared, and others available), or create your own band combination using build. Then, turn on “time” to see your area of interest at different periods using your band combination. Next, share this image with other people. Simply click on any one of the social platforms (Facebook or Twitter) in the upper right, which will create a short link that can be shared. When the person you send this link to opens it, the Landsat app will open in exactly the same state it was in before social platform tool was clicked. Give it a try!
Landsat 8 Image for Allahabad India on 31 May 2016.