Sep 29, 2009USGS Introduces New Bulk Download Tool for Free Landsat Data

Source: USGS For the first 1.1 million free Landsat scenes, users had to download one scene at a time. The Landsat Project has developed a bulk download tool so users can more easily download entire lists. After uploading a list of Landsat Scene IDs, scenes that are available on-line can be immediately downloaded. For those scenes […]

Sep 21, 2009Idaho-Developed Mapping Method Garners Prestigious Award

Source: Ron Beck, USGS Data from earth-observing Landsat satellites plays a central role in a new, award-winning type of mapping that tracks water use. Water-use maps help save taxpayer money by increasing the accuracy and effectiveness of public decisions involving water – for instance, in monitoring compliance with legal water rights. The maps are especially important […]

Noreen Thomas
Sep 16, 2009Landsat Cultivates Fans Among Midwest Farmers

Contributor: Gretchen Cook-Anderson, NASA Earth Science News Team Noreen Thomas’ farm looks like a patchwork quilt. Fields change hue with the season and with the alternating plots of organic wheat, soybeans, corn, alfalfa, flax, or hay. Thomas enjoys this view from hundreds of miles above Earth’s surface — not just for the beauty, but the utility. […]

Rick Allen (top) along with Bill Kramber (middle) and Tony Morse (bottom)
Sep 15, 2009Landsat-Based Water-Use Mapping Method Hailed as an Important American Government Innovation

Contributor: Laura E.P. Rocchio Last night, Harvard University’s prestigious Ash Institute selected a Landsat-based water-use mapping method as a 2009 Innovations in American Government Award winner. “The 2009 Innovations finalists epitomize governance at its best, wherein public officials engage in creative risk-taking and devise programs that better serve their constituents,” Ash program director, Stephen Goldsmith, […]

Sep 10, 2009USGS Landsat Project Update Available

The latest issue of the USGS Landsat Project Update is available on theUSGS Landsat website. The 2009, Volume 3 Issue 4, includes the following articles: + Landsat 5 – Not Ready to Quit Yet + Landsat Scenes Top One Million Downloads + LDCM News – The LDCM Operational Land Imager + Landsat Free Archive – How Landsat Data are […]

Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica
Sep 2, 2009NASA’s Tour of the Cryosphere Incorporates Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA)

Sep 2, 2009 • Back in 2002, NASA created a film using satellite data that took viewers on a tour of Earth’s frozen regions. This year, NASA visualizers are taking viewers on a return trip to see how things have changed over the years. “The Tour of the Cryosphere 2009” combines satellite imagery and state-of-the-art […]