Land Use And Land Cover

Landsat 8 carries two push-broom instruments: the Operational Land Imager (OLI), and the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS).
The Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group or GeoMAC, is an internet-based mapping application that displays interactive maps of current fire locations and perimeters in the conterminous 48 States and Alaska.
The Landsat Program is a series of Earth-observing satellite missions jointly managed by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.
National Land Imaging (NLI) was an interagency effort (begun in 2006) to develop a long-term plan to achieve technical, financial, and managerial stability for operational land imaging.
This massive database updates our knowledge of the Nation’s land cover and documents precisely where land cover change has occurred between 2001 and 2006.
For many locations outside the U.S., there may be scenes that were collected by the sensor but the data is not archived or distributed by the USGS.