A new USGS report estimates an increase in the domestic and international economic benefits to society provided by the Landsat archive to about $3.45 billion in 2017, compared to $2.19 billion in 2011.
Using satellite imagery is a cost-effective way to assess burned areas and triage mitigation measures post-wildfire, study found. Federal agencies can save as much as $7.7 million annually in post-fire costs by using Landsat.
The resounding takeaway from a recent paper authored by Landsat Science Team members: Keep Landsat data free and open.
Evolving technology, free data and robust calibration have helped make Landsat the cornerstone of global land imaging.
Landsat is a gold standard for calibration that adds value and reliability to other satellite systems.
National Park Service cartographer Tom Patterson's mapmaking process often incorporates information from Landsat.
Landsat 9 Project Scientist Jeff Masek discusses the ways Landsat data is used and how important it is to have high quality data.
A team of economists from the USGS Fort Collins Science Center has published a new report on Landsat imagery use in agriculture.
Tom Loveland, research scientist with the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, explains how he uses data — both past and present — to help scientists, natural resource managers, and the public better understand how the face of the planet is shifting and what that change means.
Peter Miller writing for National Geographic, included Landsat as one of ten critical Earth-observing satellites for monitoring our planet. Miller's article appeared online in mid-October as well as in the November 2015 print edition of <em>National Geographic Magazine</em>.