A ground photo of a glacier shrinking from 1979 to 2002
Apr 1, 2020New Life for ESA’s Landsat Historical Data

ESA has processed its historical collection of Landsat MSS data (collected by ESA ground stations) so that it can be easily compared to later Landsat data sets and Sentinel-2 data.

EVI2 map of Central CA
Dec 13, 2019Using NASA’s Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 Product to Give Farmers Real-Time Crop Health Information

IndigoAg is using HLS data to help fulfill its mission of making farms more profitable and sustainable.

Meltwater lakes form on the surface of Greenland’s Petermann Glacier
Dec 9, 2019Ice in Motion: Satellites Capture Decades of Change

New time-lapse videos of Earth’s glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet’s frozen regions are changing.

L8 image of Apostle Islands
Sep 13, 2019Landsat Collection 2 Sample Products Now Available from USGS

Landsat Collection 2 will improve data quality and provide more accurate information for use in land change analysis, resulting in more informed decision-making.

Baltimore City
Sep 5, 2019Hot in the City, And Hotter Still in Low-Income Areas

A new investigative report published by NPR has found that it’s hotter in cities’ low income areas.

Mount Michael.
Jul 3, 2019Landsat Aids Discovery of Rare Lava Lake on Remote Sub-Antarctic Island

Landsat, Sentinel-2, and ASTER confirm a rare lava lake in Mt. Michael’s crater on the sub-Antarctic Saunders Island—a “remarkable geological feature.”

Eastern Reef Egret - Queensland, Australia
Jun 27, 2019More than Naught: The “Z” of Where Land Meets Sea

Harnessing 30 years of Landsat data, a team of researchers from Australia has created the first 3D model of Australia’s entire coastline.

cover of NGAC report
Jun 17, 2019Advisory Panel Recommends Landsat Data Stay Free

Keeping Landsat data free and open is the right path forward, a federal advisory panel has concluded.

award drawing
Jun 7, 2019RIT Scientists Recognized for Solving Issue with Landsat 8 TIRS Instrument

Aaron Gerace and Matthew Montanaro earned the 2019 USGIF Academic Achievement Award for their work on the Landsat 8 TIRS stray-light issue.

magnitude of landcover change between 2001 and 2016
May 20, 2019New Land Cover Maps Depict 15 Years of Change Across America

USGS released the latest edition of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) for the U.S.—the most comprehensive land cover database that the USGS has ever produced.

Landsat Collections
May 10, 2019Landsat Collection 2 Summary and Sample Metadata Now Available

The USGS is currently finalizing the Landsat Collection 2 product definition structure, production timeline and public availability.

Yellowstone Thermal Areas map
Apr 8, 2019Discovering New Thermal Areas in Yellowstone’s Dynamic Landscape

Over the last 20 years, a new thermal area has developed in Yellowstone. Landsat 8 is on the case.

greenness trend map Alaska+Canada
Apr 2, 2019New Data Release: Summertime Greenness Trends for Alaska and Canada

The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) field campaign has released data of the summer NDVI trend and trend significance for 1984 to 2012 over Alaska and Canada.

Landsat data use and publications through time
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.

Landsat image of fire scar
Mar 6, 2019Upcoming Southern Fire Exchange Webinar: “Mapping Burned Areas from the Landsat Archive”

Learn about the Landsat Burned Area algorithm that identifies burned areas in dense time-series of Landsat data.

image of VCF product
Mar 5, 2019Global 30m Landsat Tree Canopy Version 4 Released

This latest version was created by mining and processing the entire Landsat archive.

impervious surfaces in NYC
Feb 26, 2019High-Resolution Data Products Help Illuminate Urbanization’s Reach

Two new Landsat-based data products and a mapping tool provide data on man-made impervious surfaces and urban extents throughout the world.

Landsat cumulative acquisitions
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.

Examples of Landsat Level-3 data products
Feb 13, 2019New Landsat Level-3 Products Released

The USGS has developed research-quality, applications-ready, Landsat Level-3 Science Products that are now available for download from EarthExplorer.

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Nov 19, 2018NASA Webinar on Mapping Global Urbanization with Landsat and High-Resolution Reference Data Held Nov. 14

Webinar described the production of the Global Man-made Impervious Surface dataset and its companion urban extent dataset called Human Built-up And Settlement Extent.