The Texas Natural Resource InformationSystem (TNRIS)Task
Force and the Johnson Space Center will jointly design and implement
the informationsystem using Landsat satellitedata as the operational
base. Aircraft photographicand electronicdata, ground truth measure-
ments, and environmentaldata from weather stationswill supplement
the satellitedata during the early verificationphases of the project.
aircraftdata, and certain technicalhardwaresystems. The Texas
Natural Resource InformationSystem will integratethe new system into
their existing informationservicesand will evaluate the usefulnessand
cost-effectivenessof this space-agemethodology.
Work on the project has begun already and consists of identifying
the hardware requiredto put the system together. The scope of the
1979 participationincludesthe developmentand initial use of the
data system for the Coastal Zone area. The 1980 objectivesare to
refine the system and expand it to the other test areas. The 1981 activitiesfocus on the transferof all documentation
and techniques. NASA and the State of Texas will use existing tech-
nology transfermechanisms, includingstate workshops,symposia,
newsletters,and the six NASA national technologytransfercenters.