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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

The LDCM Thermal Infrared Sensor
Landsat 8 Thermal Sensor Update
[Source: USGS Landsat] After extensive investigation and testing, the decision has
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DNC deforestation

Landsat Shows Felling of Tropical Trees Has Soared

[Source: Nanci Bompey, AGU; Laura Ours and Graham Binder, University of Maryland] The rate at which tropical forests were cut, burned or [...]
Landsat Seen as Stunning Return on Public Investment

Landsat Seen as Stunning Return on Public Investment

[By Jon Campbell, U.S. Geological Survey] Orbiting Earth more than 400 miles away in space, far from human view; recording repeated images of [...]
Landsat 8 image of Great Salt Lake 2013


Journey with us into the cartographic past. Latest look: Great Salt Lake, 1859 [...]

Landsat 8 sketch
“Tropical deforestation plays a big role in global climate cycles... without the transparency of Landsat satellite data is difficult to put your finger on changing trends.”