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

TIRS telescope
USGS TIRS Update
Toward the end of April, reprocessing efforts will begin for Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS
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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 []
Sentinel-2A

USGS Partners with European Space Agency to Deliver Copernicus Earth Data

USGS and ESA have established an innovative partnership to enable USGS storage and redistribution of Earth observation data acquired by []
Lake Havasu 1911 map

Geographia

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

Landsat 8 sketch

“An alert system operating at the scale presented here depends on systematic global acquisitions, robust preprocessing, and free and accessible data. Only Landsat has these criteria at medium spatial resolutions, with Sentinel aspiring to emulate Landsat.”