Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center

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We maintain collections of images and videos that are available for download at no charge. Narrow your search of these multimedia galleries using the pull-down menus below, and then select "Apply Filter."  

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Screen shot picture of the HDDS viewer
December 31, 2019

Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) Viewer

HDDS Viewer is an event-based interface that provides a single point-of-entry for access to remotely sensed imagery and other geospatial datasets as they become available during a response.

GloVis sample images
December 31, 2019

USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) Logo

USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) logo to represent the viewer.

Landsat image of Kandahar, Afghanistan on March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

Kandahar - March 3, 2019

Landsat 8 image of Kandahar, Afghanistan on March 3, 2019, rendered with bands 7, 5, and 1 of the satellite's Operational Land Imager.

Landsat image of Kandahar, Afghanistan on February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

Kandahar - Feb. 15, 2019

Landsat 8 image of Kandahar, Afghanistan on February 15, 2019, rendered with bands 7, 5, and 1 of the satellite's Operational Land Imager.

Color photo of USGS researchers in Idaho
February 8, 2019

USGS EROS Researchers in Idaho

USGS EROS contractor Minsu Kim, left, and USGS Scientist Jeffrey Danielson stand with a GPS device in northern Idaho, where they were part of a research project to conduct topobathymetric research along the Kootenai River of northern Idaho.

Map of AK showing probability of change occurrence
December 31, 2018

Map of AK showing probability of change occurrence

Map of Alaska showing probability (%) of change occurrence. Insets show fire boundaries from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Large Fire Database and Landsat 8 imagery (bottom right; 2016) north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

December 31, 2018

An Introduction to the AppEEARS Point Sampler

This short video provides a quick demonstration of the Point Sample using the Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS). 

AppEEARS provides a simple and efficient way to subset, transform, and visualize geospatial data distributed from a variety of federal archives. The following topics are discussed in the video: how to submit a

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Animation of a solar farm
December 31, 2018

LCMAP animation - solar farm

An animation of the growth of a solar farm, created using Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection data.

Animation of land change in the Black Hills
December 31, 2018

Land Change in the Black Hills - LCMAP

Animation of land cover change in the Black Hills, created using Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection data from the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center.

December 21, 2018

Using the Advanced Criteria in EarthExplorer

EarthExplorer helps users get to exactly the scenes they want. The Additional Criteria tab helps users pick scenes that meet specific requirements. 

This video will show you how to utilize the Additional Criteria tab in EarthExplorer.

You can find additional videos on tools and types of imagery available on this website: 

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December 20, 2018

Image of the Week - Letters to the North Pole

Unlike the South Pole, the geographic North Pole does not lie on a land mass. The Earth’s northern axis of rotation is in the Arctic Ocean, covered by shifting sea ice.

Landsat does not image the North Pole, which makes it an imperfect investigative tool for the detection of Santa’s workshop. 

It does, however, collect imagery over North Pole, Alaska, a small

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December 18, 2018

Earth As Art 5

In the 5th edition of Earth as Art, we continue to display the Earth as our eyes cannot see it—in creative combinations of visible and infrared light. 

These unreal views of farmland, coastlines, and snowscapes remind us of the powerfully artistic qualities of Earth’s land features.

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