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Are you exploring any cities this summer? Rain or shine, urban planners use Landsat to take stock of city growth and its environmental impact.

cities and suburbs
cities and suburbs

Are you exploring any cities this summer? Rain or shine, urban planners use Landsat to take stock of city growth and its environmental impact.

We know how forests around the planet are changing thanks to Landsat. There are many new insights about global tree-cover that Landsat has given us. Landsat 9 is ready to keep that tradition going.

TIME-lapse TRAVEL

Watch this 36 year timelapse of urban expansion in Doha, Qatar.

urban expansion in Doha, Qatar image

Did You Know?

Cities are hotter than surrounding areas. Landsat can show you why.

+ Landsat & Urban Heat Islands

Urban Heat

Sizing up the City

Do you have a favorite summer resort town? Have you noticed it change over the years? Landsat has been imaging our planet for almost fifty years and recording the growth of cities and towns around the planet.

City from above storymap image

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Landsat 5
  1984

Earned a Guinness World
Record for the longest-operating
Earth-observing satellite, Landsat 5
operated for 28 years and 10 months!
 
circle

Landsat 5
  1984

Earned a Guinness World
Record for the longest-operating
Earth-observing satellite, Landsat 5
operated for 28 years and 10 months!
 
circle

Landsat 5
  1984

Earned a Guinness World
Record for the longest-operating
Earth-observing satellite, Landsat 5
operated for 28 years and 10 months!
 

Try This!

Scientists use something called image classification to figure out exactly how much forest has been changed to city, how much water has been lost in lakes, and even how much bare soil has been converted into farmland.

+ Image Classification

image classification

Be a data detective and solve the mystery of the islands on the land.





Try This!

Scientists use something called image classification to figure out exactly how much forest has been changed to city, how much water has been lost in lakes, and even how much bare soil has been converted into farmland.

+ Image Classification

 

image classification

Be a data detective and solve the mystery of the islands on the land.

 

Maker Corner

Common roofing materials like tile and shingles absorb heat during the day and release it at night, making cities warmer. Plant covered “Green Roofs” can cool down a city. Try making your own green roof with this bird house project.

Bird House diagram

Postcard from Camp

Collect all nine postcards from Camp Landsat starting with Week 5: Cities & Suburbs! Are you exploring any cities this summer? Rain or shine, urban planners use Landsat to take stock of city growth and its environmental impact. The front of this postcard features a natural-color Landsat 8 image of Ocean Flower Island in Hainan, China acquired May 6, 2020. 

 

Camp Landsat urban

EOKids

Discover how NASA scientists can help city planners turn down the heat in Urban Heat Islands: Hot Times in the City.

  Urban Heat Island eo kids
cities and suburbs
cities and suburbs

Are you exploring any cities this summer? Rain or shine, urban planners use Landsat to take stock of city growth and its environmental impact.

cities and suburbs
cities and suburbs

Are you exploring any cities this summer? Rain or shine, urban planners use Landsat to take stock of city growth and its environmental impact.

We know how forests around the planet are changing thanks to Landsat. There are many new insights about global tree-cover that Landsat has given us. Landsat 9 is ready to keep that tradition going.

TIME-lapse TRAVEL

Watch this 36 year timelapse of urban expansion in Doha, Qatar.

urban expansion in Doha, Qatar image

Did You Know?

Cities are hotter than surrounding areas. Landsat can show you why.

+ Landsat & Urban Heat Islands

Urban Heat

Sizing up the City

Do you have a favorite summer resort town? Have you noticed it change over the years? Landsat has been imaging our planet for almost fifty years and recording the growth of cities and towns around the planet.

City from above storymap image

circle

Landsat 5
  1984

Earned a Guinness World
Record for the longest-operating
Earth-observing satellite, Landsat 5
operated for 28 years and 10 months!
 
circle

Landsat 5
  1984

Earned a Guinness World
Record for the longest-operating
Earth-observing satellite, Landsat 5
operated for 28 years and 10 months!
 
circle

Landsat 5
  1984

Earned a Guinness World
Record for the longest-operating
Earth-observing satellite, Landsat 5
operated for 28 years and 10 months!
 

Try This!

Scientists use something called image classification to figure out exactly how much forest has been changed to city, how much water has been lost in lakes, and even how much bare soil has been converted into farmland.

+ Image Classification

image classification

Be a data detective and solve the mystery of the islands on the land.





Try This!

Scientists use something called image classification to figure out exactly how much forest has been changed to city, how much water has been lost in lakes, and even how much bare soil has been converted into farmland.

+ Image Classification

 

image classification

Be a data detective and solve the mystery of the islands on the land.

 

Maker Corner

Common roofing materials like tile and shingles absorb heat during the day and release it at night, making cities warmer. Plant covered “Green Roofs” can cool down a city. Try making your own green roof with this bird house project.

Bird House diagram

Postcard from Camp

Collect all nine postcards from Camp Landsat starting with Week 5: Cities & Suburbs! Are you exploring any cities this summer? Rain or shine, urban planners use Landsat to take stock of city growth and its environmental impact. The front of this postcard features a natural-color Landsat 8 image of Ocean Flower Island in Hainan, China acquired May 6, 2020. 

 

Camp Landsat urban

EOKids

Discover how NASA scientists can help city planners turn down the heat in Urban Heat Islands: Hot Times in the City.

  Urban Heat Island eo kids