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How Landsat Helps

The Landsat Program

This joint NASA/USGS program provides the longest continuous space-based record of Earth’s land in existence. Every day, Landsat satellites provide essential information to help land managers and policy makers make wise decisions about our resources and our environment. + Landsat Case Studies ebook

NASA researchers in the field
Details of a Greening Arctic
The northern reaches of North America are getting greener, according to a NASA
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Landsat 2 WBVTR

Imaging the Past

Today, we are getting richer and more plentiful information about Earth’s land surface than ever before. But amid all of this modern Earth []
Landscape of West Kalimantan, Indonesia by Yayan Indriatmoko , CIFOR

Staying Alert: How a New Landsat-Based Tool Spots Deforestation

Forests are commodities. The biggest driver of deforestation worldwide is the economic value of trees and the land they stand on. With the high []
Lake Havasu 1911 map


Journey with us into the cartographic past. Latest look: Creating an Oasis in the Desert: Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 1911 []

Landsat 8 sketch

“This is an example of something government can do well: investing in infrastructure that broadly benefits society, and provides a stable platform for the development of businesses and economic activity. Landsat is the data equivalent of the interstate highway system, a public good that has spawned a thriving for-profit remote sensing industry in the US and beyond.”