Below you will find a number of resources that can help you learn how to use, process and analyze Landsat data.
An Earth Observatory feature article on the basics of interpreting satellite images.
An Earth Observatory feature article to help you understand false-color satellite images.
An Earth Observatory Elegant Figures blog post from Robert Simmon about turning Landsat 8 data into images.
A MapBox tutorial on downloading a Landsat 8 scene, and then using open source tools to composite, color-correct, and analyze the image.
The Landsat-7 Science Data User’s Handbook is a living document prepared by the Landsat Project Science Office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The purpose of this technical document is to provide a basic understanding of the joint NASA/USGS Landsat 7 program and to serve as a comprehensive resource for the Landsat 7 spacecraft, its payload, the ground processing system, and methodologies for rendering Landsat 7 data into a form suitable for science.
This web page is intended to help users find, download, and use free Landsat data for almost any land surface in the world using a freeware software program, MultiSpec©. THIS DOCUMENT IS CURRENTLY IN DRAFT FORM.
MultiSpec (© Purdue Research Foundation) is a free processing system for interactively analyzing Earth observational multispectral (multi-band) image data such as that produced by Landsat. MultiSpec© is a result of on-going, multiyear research intended to create a robust tool based upon the fundamental principles for analyzing multispectral and hyperspectral image data.