Nov 11, 2019USGS Report Updates Economic Value of Landsat Archive

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.

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Jul 11, 2019Landsat Can Save Federal Agencies up to $7.7 Million Annually in Post-Fire Costs

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.

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Mar 20, 2019Landsat Science Team Members Support the Free and Open Landsat Data Policy

The resounding takeaway from a recent paper authored by Landsat Science Team members: Keep Landsat data free and open.

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Feb 26, 2019Landsat: the Cornerstone of Global Land Imaging

Evolving technology, free data and robust calibration have helped make Landsat the cornerstone of global land imaging.

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Aug 16, 2018Landsat Adds Value, Reliability to Cubesat Imagery

Landsat is a gold standard for calibration that adds value and reliability to other satellite systems.

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May 08, 2018National Park Service Cartographer Tom Patterson Talks Landsat

National Park Service cartographer Tom Patterson's mapmaking process often incorporates information from Landsat.

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Apr 23, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—The Accuracy of Landsat with Jeff Masek

Landsat 9 Project Scientist Jeff Masek discusses the ways Landsat data is used and how important it is to have high quality data.

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Mar 29, 2017Landsat and Agriculture Case Studies

A team of economists from the USGS Fort Collins Science Center has published a new report on Landsat imagery use in agriculture.

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May 11, 2016What’s the Big Idea? — Charting Change from the Skies

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.

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Dec 02, 2015Ten Critical Satellites for Monitoring Earth's Vital Signs

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>.

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