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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. We also operate the Landsat satellite program with NASA, and maintain the largest civilian collection of images of the Earth's land surface in existence, including tens of millions of satellite images.

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Concept to Reality USGS Land Change Monitoring Assessment and Projection Pushes Boundaries

More than a decade ago, Tom Loveland sat down to sketch out a few thoughts on land change and the Landsat archive.

The archive was and remains rich with history, adding new observations of the entire planet every eight days. But at that point, Landsat-based land change research was about comparing points in time – this year versus five years ago, to 10 years ago, and so on.

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Concept to Reality USGS Land Change Monitoring Assessment and Projection Pushes Boundaries

More than a decade ago, Tom Loveland sat down to sketch out a few thoughts on land change and the Landsat archive.

The archive was and remains rich with history, adding new observations of the entire planet every eight days. But at that point, Landsat-based land change research was about comparing points in time – this year versus five years ago, to 10 years ago, and so on.

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Tracking Change Across Time and Space

The U.S. Geological Survey took a bold step toward documenting change across the landscape with the launch of the first Landsat satellite in 1972. Since then, the orbiters have collected nearly five decades of imagery.

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Tracking Change Across Time and Space

The U.S. Geological Survey took a bold step toward documenting change across the landscape with the launch of the first Landsat satellite in 1972. Since then, the orbiters have collected nearly five decades of imagery.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 71 – Blue Oak Forests of California

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how Landsat-based data products have been used to study forest change in California.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 71 – Blue Oak Forests of California

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how Landsat-based data products have been used to study forest change in California.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 69 - Thirty Years of Land Change in the U.S.

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how the landscapes of the U.S. have changed since 1985.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 69 - Thirty Years of Land Change in the U.S.

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how the landscapes of the U.S. have changed since 1985.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 62 – Landsat 9 Launch Part 3

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear from a pioneer in remote sensing.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 62 – Landsat 9 Launch Part 3

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear from a pioneer in remote sensing.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 61 – Landsat 9 Launch Part 2

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear interviews with international partners on the day of the Landsat 9 launch.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 61 – Landsat 9 Launch Part 2

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear interviews with international partners on the day of the Landsat 9 launch.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 60 – Landsat 9 Launch Part 1

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear interviews with some of the various agency officials gathered before the Landsat 9 launch.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 60 – Landsat 9 Launch Part 1

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear interviews with some of the various agency officials gathered before the Landsat 9 launch.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 59 – Landsat 9 Ground System

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how the USGS prepared for the launch of Landsat 9.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 59 – Landsat 9 Ground System

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we hear how the USGS prepared for the launch of Landsat 9.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 58 - Satellites and Cloud Computing

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how cloud computing expands the value of satellite data.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 58 - Satellites and Cloud Computing

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how cloud computing expands the value of satellite data.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 57 – Landsat and the Great Lakes

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how Landsat can help monitor the health of the Great Lakes

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Eyes on Earth Episode 57 – Landsat and the Great Lakes

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how Landsat can help monitor the health of the Great Lakes

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Eyes on Earth Episode 56 – Modeling the Past to Plan for the Future

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how scientists built a map of pre-Colonial land cover in the U.S.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 56 – Modeling the Past to Plan for the Future

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how scientists built a map of pre-Colonial land cover in the U.S.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 55 – Urban Heat Islands of New York

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how New York City uses Landsat to pinpoint city hot spots.

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Eyes on Earth Episode 55 – Urban Heat Islands of New York

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how New York City uses Landsat to pinpoint city hot spots.

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