USGS EROS Archive - Products Overview

Science Center Objects

Explore the world’s largest civilian collection of images of the Earth’s surface. Find satellite images and data, aerial photography, elevation and land cover datasets, digitized maps, and our Image Gallery collections.

USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center archive spans from 1937 aerial photographs to millions of satellite images of the Earth’s surface, starting with the original Earth orbits in the 1960’s and first Landsat satellite in 1972, to our current hourly additions of satellite images. Click on any product category to review detailed information on the products, plus how to order or download selected images at no charge.  Data Use and Citation  

Aerial Photography

Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)

Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Legacy

Commercial Satellites

Declassified Data

Digital Elevation

Digital Line Graphs (DLGs)

Digital Maps

Earth Observing One (EO-1)

Global Fiducials

Heat Capacity Mapping Mission (HCMM)


ISRO Resourcesat

Land Cover Products


Land Change Monitoring, Assessment and Projection (LCMAP)

NASA Land Processing Distributed Active Archive Center (LPDAAC) Collections



Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Vegetation Monitoring

Certification Service