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EROS is a Federal science center operated by the U.S. Geological Survey located outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Since 1972, EROS has worked to map, monitor, and analyze land change across our nation and around the world. Follow the links below to learn more about our work, our focus, and our unique history.

Our Planet's Changing Face: Documented, Studied & Shared

 

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Since 1973, the EROS Science Center is responsible for acquiring earth observations, archiving that data, and developing applications for the data to learn more about our planet. Visit https://eros.usgs.gov
 

 

USGS EROS Instagram Links

At the USGS EROS Center, we study land change and produce land change data products used by researchers, resource managers, and policy makers across the nation and around the world. Scroll through this page to find links to the videos, news stories, scientific publications, and other content that appears in our Instagram feed.

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USGS EROS Instagram Links

At the USGS EROS Center, we study land change and produce land change data products used by researchers, resource managers, and policy makers across the nation and around the world. Scroll through this page to find links to the videos, news stories, scientific publications, and other content that appears in our Instagram feed.

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Visit Us

Home to one of the largest civilian archives of land images in the world, USGS EROS is open to tours on weekdays. Learn about the Landsat satellite program, view imagery of our planet, and walk the historic halls of the data center.

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Visit Us

Home to one of the largest civilian archives of land images in the world, USGS EROS is open to tours on weekdays. Learn about the Landsat satellite program, view imagery of our planet, and walk the historic halls of the data center.

Learn More

EROS History

In 1966, the Department of the Interior announced it was launching a new endeavor with the revolutionary goal of gathering data about the Earth's natural resources using satellites equipped with sophisticated remote sensing instruments. Discover how EROS developed in tandem with the Landsat satellite program to become a world-renowned center for Earth observation and data products.

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EROS History

In 1966, the Department of the Interior announced it was launching a new endeavor with the revolutionary goal of gathering data about the Earth's natural resources using satellites equipped with sophisticated remote sensing instruments. Discover how EROS developed in tandem with the Landsat satellite program to become a world-renowned center for Earth observation and data products.

Learn More