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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-28-2017 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA release
NASA Unveils New Searchable Video, Audio and Imagery Library for the Public

NASA officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov. The NASA Image and Video Library website consolidates imagery spread across more than 60 collections into one searchable location:

images.nasa.gov

NASA Image and Video Library allows users to search, discover and download a treasure trove of more than 140,000 NASA images, videos and audio files from across the agency's many missions in aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight, and more. Users now can embed content in their own sites and choose from multiple resolutions to download. The website also displays the metadata associated with images.

Users can browse the agency's most recently uploaded files, as well as discover historic and the most popularly searched images, audio files and videos. Other features include:

  • Automatically scales the interface for mobile phones and tablets
  • Displays the EXIF/camera data that includes exposure, lens used, and other information, when available from the original image
  • Allows for easy public access to high resolution files
  • All video includes a downloadable caption file
NASA Image and Video Library's Application Programmers Interface (API) allows automation of imagery uploads for NASA, and gives members of the public the ability to embed content in their own sites and applications. This public site runs on NASA's cloud native "infrastructure-as-a-code" technology enabling on-demand use in the cloud.

The library is not comprehensive, but rather provides the best of what NASA makes publicly available from a single point of presence on the web. Additionally, it is a living website, where new and archival images, video and audio files continually will be added.

heng44
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posted 03-29-2017 05:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Didn't they do the same thing a few years ago?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-29-2017 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The previous effort from 2008 was a partnership between the Internet Archive and NASA, whereas this appears to be NASA's own. (The web address for the prior site now points the current one.)

cspg
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posted 03-29-2017 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From NASA's GRIN website:
The GReat Images in NASA (GRIN) site has been retired in favor of the improved NASA Commons site on Flickr so please go there for your NASA historical still imagery needs.
Does it mean that the Flickr account will be closed too?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-29-2017 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One nice things about this site — I believe it used to point to a site called DVIDS — is that pre-STS-79 images are available for downloading and printing as 8x10s, although not every shuttle mission is represented in full. (Previously, I've only be able to find photos in 640x400 or whatever it is resolution, which is good for the web but not for printing.) I've been able to find some nice candid shots which I will get signed.

One caveat: The search bar is literal. So if you don't find anything say under "Larry DeLucas," look under "Lawrence DeLucas."

CJ
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I have always liked the 50 images per page and full image captions visible on the original NASA Images site That site is still available. Luna Imaging who created the software for that NASA site hosts the images here.

It's nice to see NASA's new site displays a large number of images per page as well.

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