Landsat’s data archive gives us insights about how our environment has changed. Today, Landsat’s nearly 50 years of imagery can help health researchers see how the landscape has changed, and better understand what health impacts those changes may have brought.
The Three Gorges Dam is designed to generate power and control flooding along the Yangtze river. Not only did it reduce the threat of floods for 15 million people, it improved their health. Cases of a water-borne disease decreased by over 90% in the middle and lower reaches of the River.
Landsat helps scientists find mosquito hot spots from space.